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Policing in England and Wales, 1918-39

The Fed, Flying Squads and Forensics

Authors: Laybourn, K., Taylor, D.

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An examination of the modernization of the English and Welsh police during the interwar years, focusing upon the increasing professionalization of the police, the Federation, forensic work and the growth of traffic policing. The authors challenge the established viewpoint by arguing that this period saw significant changes in policing.

About the authors

KEITH LAYBOURN Professor of History at the University of Huddersfield, UK. His main interests are in British Labour history, British social policy, the history of gambling, and the history of policing. He has written and edited more than forty books and numerous articles including Britain's First Labour Government (2006) with John Shepherd, and Britain on the Breadline (1991).
 
DAVID TAYLOR Emeritus Professor of the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield. He is the author Hooligans, Harlots and Hangmen (2010) and Policing the Victorian Town: The Development of Policing in Middlesbrough c. 1840-1914 (2002)

Reviews

'Laybourn and Taylor's well-written, well-organized account convincingly shows that this was a key period in the development of the modern police'

- P.C. Kennedy, York College of Pennsylvania


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Laybourn, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Police Trade Unionism and the Federation

    Laybourn, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 13-48

  • Policing Public Order in the Inter-war Years

    Laybourn, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 49-80

  • Detective and Scientific Work: A New Vista

    Laybourn, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 81-104

  • ‘A Mere Traffic Signalling Device’? The Debate on Policing and Traffic Control

    Laybourn, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 107-134

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-30598-4
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Hardcover $115.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-23245-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-31275-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policing in England and Wales, 1918-39
Book Subtitle
The Fed, Flying Squads and Forensics
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30598-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230305984
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23245-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31275-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 256
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