Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2014

224 Pages | 6 Illustrations, black & white, 2 Graphs

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719084294

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Police control systems in Britain, 1775-1975

From parish constable to national computer

Chris A. Williams

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Examines the relations between the central state, the police service, and the private sector and their varying roles in constructing the modern security state
  • Explains the shift from old to new policing in the early nineteenth century
  • First account of the development of the Police National Computer in the 1960s and 1970s
  • First long-term history of the everyday practice of policing

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