The English Police : A Political and Social History, Paperback / softback Book

The English Police : A Political and Social History Paperback / softback



A comprehensive history of policing from the eighteenth century onwards, which draws on largely unused police archives.

Clive Emsley addresses all the major issues of debate; he explores the impact of legislation and policy at both national and local levels, and considers the claim that the English police were non-political and free from political control.

In the final section, he looks at the changing experience of police life.

Established as a standard introduction to the subject on its first appearance, the Second Edition has been substantially revised and is now published under the Longman imprint for the first time.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780582257689



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