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World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence

A History of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and its Colonial Legacy

Authors: Dukova, Anastasia

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  • Explores the nineteenth-century origins of the Dublin Metropolitan Police
    Analyses its influence on the colonial forces by positioning it within an imperial context
    Contributes a nuanced and complex argument to our understanding of Irish history

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About this book

This book illuminates the neglected history of the Dublin Metropolitan Police – a history that has been long overshadowed by existing historiography, which has traditionally been preoccupied with the more radical aspects of Irish history. It explores the origins of the institution and highlights the Dublin Metropolitan Police’s profound influence on the colonial forces, as its legacy reached some of the furthest outposts of the British Empire. In doing so Anastasia Dukova provides much needed nuance and complexity to our understanding of Ireland as a whole, and Dublin in particular, demonstrating that it was far more than a lawless place ravaged by political and sectarian violence. Simultaneously, the book tells the story of the bobby on the beat, the policeman who made the organisation; his work and day, the conditions of service and how they affected or bettered his lot at home and abroad.

About the authors

Anastasia Dukova held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is a policing historian specializing in the history of municipal policing, with a primary focus on Ireland, colonial Australia and Canada. 

Reviews

“Dr. Dukova’s study compares the DMP with the London Metropolitan Police and two colonial city forces, Toronto and the Brisbane area of Queensland. … A well-researched and really interesting book.” (Police History Society, March, 2017)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55582-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55581-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71732-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and its Colonial Legacy
Authors
Series Title
World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55582-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55582-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55581-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71732-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 235
Number of Illustrations
16 illustrations in colour
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