is at the Open University
works for the Independent
Police Complaints Commission
Robert M Morris
are at the OpenUniversity
is at the University of Haifa
Volume 4: Policing Entertainment
With changing urban environments and populationgrowth, traditional leisure activities came increasingly under police scrutiny. But the police were not alwayshostile to forms of popular leisure. As the century woreon policing was used as much to protect these pastimesas to regulate them.
This volume deals with four specic aspects of popular
entertainment: outdoor amusements (includingtravelling showmen and fairs), sport (from informalgames and bloodsports through to football matches andgambling), public houses and the theatre.
Volume 5: Policing Public Order andPolitics
Prior to the nineteenth century, matters of publicorder had been largely the responsibility of the militia.Despite the riots of 1780 and the civic unrest thatpreceeded its formation, the police force was notconceived as a crowd control mechanism.The police came to hold primary responsibility for
political surveillance and the keeping of public order.
Key instances of disorder are covered in this volume,including the disturbances at Queen Caroline’s funeral,the Chartist protests of the 1840s, the policing of theGreat Exhibition, the London riots of the 1880s andthe charges of brutality levelled at the policing of theSuffragettes.
Volume 6: The Development of Detective Policing
The Metropolitan Police was founded in 1829. It was not
until 1842 that a detective department was establishedat Scotland Yard as a reaction to public dissatisfaction with crime levels. Starting from humble origins with astaff of just eight men, detectives came to be a pivotalpart of the criminal justice system. As detective
numbers increased, so too did their prole. This
attention was sometimes unwanted, particularly whenmass corruption was uncovered in the late 1870s and
again when the police failed to catch Jack the Ripper.However, despite these setbacks detective policing
became popular with newspapers and the public atlarge.
Full contents can be found at www.pickeringchatto.com/police
‘Wrong in the Mayne. The complete success with which Sir
Richard closed the park against all the people –
who didn’t force their way in’,
, Vol. X old series, Vol. III new series, 4 August, 1866
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