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The Great British Bobby


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Acknowledgements. List of illustrations. Introduction. Policing Georgian Liberty. The First Bobbies, 1829-1860. Country Cousins: Policing outside London, 1839-1860. Further Afield: A United Kingdom, an Empire and Two Models. 'An Institution Rather than a Man': The Victorian Police Officer, 1860-1880. Hard Men and Harder Coppers: Bobby on the Front Line, 1860-1914. War, Women and Wages: Policing the Home Front, 1914-1918. Good Cop, Bad Cop: Bobby Between the Wars, 1919-1939. A New War, a New World, 1939-1970. Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same. Appendix: Timeline of main legislative and institutional changes. Abbreviations in the Notes. Notes. Index.

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Clive Emsley is co-director of the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research at the Open University and president of the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice.


Informative jaunt through the history of the modern bobby ... worth reading' Daily Telegraph. * Daily Telegraph *
A thoroughly learned, clear-eyed and engaging read' Sunday Times. * Sunday Times *
The doyen of police history has produced a well-informed, thoughtful account of the British police over some 200 years that is a pleasure to read' BBC History Magazine. * BBC History Magazine *
Exhaustively researched account ... fascinating' Brian Paddick, Guardian. * Guardian *

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