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Published: 18 March 2018

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198797845

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Winner of the 2019 SLSA Theory and History Prize

Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City

The Police and the Public

David Churchill

  • The first detailed study of civilian crime control in Britain in the nineteenth century
  • Challenges orthodox understandings of modernity and modernization in crime control
  • Provides an original assessment of parallels between Victorian and contemporary modes of crime control
  • Offers a survey of policing and police-public relations in Victorian provincial cities, giving an alternative to the usual London-based studies
  • Sets Victorian policing and crime control in its urban context