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Stumbling Towards Professionalism: The Establishment of English Policing in the Nineteenth Century

Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion of reform initiatives and parliamentary reviews of London's policing. It then discusses the structural changes in London's policing between 1829 and 1839: ... More


Prologue

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

For Victorians, morality was significant as it was deemed as a necessary part of life in order to hold and keep social stability. Morality in the 19th century was also seen as a protector of family ... More


Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Stefan Petrow

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book studies the Metropolitan Police in the period 1870–1914, the time when it was transformed into a recognizable modern professional police force. The book examines how the Metropolitan ... More


The Home Office, the Law, and the Metropolitan Police

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As state powers increased, so did the power and influence of bureaucracy. By 1910, England, as Ramsay Muir noted, depended heavily on bureaucracy and was governed by bureaucracy. This chapter ... More


On the Streets

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the 1850s, street prostitution was rapidly increasing; it was one of the problems that hindered the successful control of all urban public spaces by the police. Prostitution was prevalent in ... More


Identification and Elimination

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Close supervision provided the authorities, particularly the police department, the chance to check on the activities of criminals. Accumulating information on past convictions of criminals and ... More


Public Men: The Metropolitan Police

Charles Upchurch

in Before Wilde: Sex between Men in Britain's Age of Reform

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258532
eISBN:
9780520943582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258532.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The hostility directed at policemen by the community was often mirrored by the intense skepticism directed at them by officials. The gulf of class and education between the police and the London ... More


Crime and Police in Revolution and War

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars fostered banditry and smuggling across Europe and the fears of beggars, vagrants, and the idle persisted. In France the police institutions were revised and ... More


Policing Bodies in Wandsworth

Trevor Jones and Tim Newburn

in Private Security and Public Policing

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265696
eISBN:
9780191682933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265696.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyses the actual operation of so-called hybrid policing and private policing ‘on the ground’ and examines their relationship with Home Department police forces. Clearly, this requires ... More


Conclusion

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the mid-18th century, John Stuart Mill warned of the possible adverse effects of unrestrained police powers on liberty. However, his warning was left unheard. By 1914, the powers of the ... More


Introduction

J. M. Beattie

in The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695164
eISBN:
9780191738746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Introduction provides a brief historiographical summary in order to place the book in the context of previous work on the police in this period. It examines themes in the half century before the ... More


Protection, Punishment, and Reformation

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins by outlining a typology of the police institutions that developed across 19th-century Europe: state civilian (e.g., the Metropolitan Police); state military (e.g., gendarmeries); ... More


What is a street market?

Victoria Kelley

in Cheap Street: London's street markets and the cultures of informality, c. 1850-1939

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719099229
eISBN:
9781526146786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526131706.00008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter establishes the chronology of the street markets’ development, focusing on their growth and spread, and their legal position. The street markets were not entirely outside the law but not ... More


The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: a case study in policing and complexity

John G.D. Grieve

in Applying complexity theory: Whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447311409
eISBN:
9781447311430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311409.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter Seven addresses the issue of the Metropolitan Police as a complex adaptive system and develops the theme of path dependence identified in Chapter Six. The chapter does this by examining the ... More


‘Police Ethnicity’

Simon Holdaway

in Black Police Associations: An Analysis of Race and Ethnicity within Constabularies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199573448
eISBN:
9780191702105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573448.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The first Black Police Association (BPA) in the Metropolitan Police changed from being an ethnic group to an ethnic association, identifying clearly with an experience of prejudice and discrimination ... More


Settings and Sources

Nigel Fielding

in Community Policing

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260271
eISBN:
9780191682087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260271.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the qualitative methodology used in the study. Fieldwork was conducted in two divisions in the Metropolitan Police and one in Surrey Constabulary. Beatbook accounts were used ... More


The mysterious case of Dora Fabian

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter investigates the case of Dora Fabian, a Socialist refugee who was found dead in mysterious circumstances, together with her friend, the former MP Mathilde Wurm, at their flat in ... More


1920

Eunan O’Halpin and Daithí Ó Corráin

in The Dead of the Irish Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300123821
eISBN:
9780300257472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123821.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter details the deaths of the people who died in Ireland in 1920. Some of these people were victims of targeted killings by the Irish Republican Army (IRA). On January 1, 1920, William ... More


The Historical Origins of the Preventive State

Andrew Ashworth and Lucia Zedner

in Preventive Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198712527
eISBN:
9780191780820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712527.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the history of preventive endeavour from the late eighteenth century through the establishment of the ‘preventive police’ in the early nineteenth century. It examines the idea ... More


Prologue: Reopening the Case

Christopher Hilliard

in The Littlehampton Libels: A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198799658
eISBN:
9780191839849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799658.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The prologue introduces the reader to the early phases of the case by relating the responses of senior government lawyers to what they suspected was a miscarriage of justice. Rose Gooding had twice ... More


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