Synopses & Reviews
The book looks at the development of policing in a town noted for its high levels of crime. Through a detailed study of policing and police work over the period c. 1840-1914 it shows how the turbulent community of the early Victorian years was turned into a policed society by the end of the century.
"His book is well researched and well argued, adding significant detail to our knowledge and understanding of the issues."--Clive Emsley, H-Urban, H-Net Reviews
Includes bibliographical references (p. -220) and index.
About the Author
is Dean of the School of Music and Humanities at the University of Huddersfield.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Urban Growth, Social Order and Policing * The Birth of the 'Infant Hercules': Urban and Industrial Growth in Middlesborough, c.1840-1870 * The New Police in Middlesborough: From the 1841 Improvement Act to the Early Years of the 1856 County and Borough Police Act * The British Ballarat? Crime in Middlesborough, c.1840-1870 * The Police and the Public: The Limits of Policing by Consent * The Years of Maturation: Urban and Industrial Growth in Middlesborough, c.1870-1914 * Expansion and Professionalization: The Middlesborough Police, c.1870-1914 * The Police and Crime in Middlesborough after 1870 * The Police and the Public from the 1870s to 1914