The Development of Modern Police History in the United Kingdom and the United States (Criminology Studies S. No. 19)

The Development of Modern Police History in the United Kingdom and the United States (Criminology Studies S. No. 19)

By: Joseph King (author)Hardback

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This work covers the development of modern police and their history in the United Kingdom and the United States; the nationalization or centralization of the police function in the UK, the localization of police in the US and the police strikes in both countries in 1918-19 and their effects on the developing institutions. This work examines and explains the effects of the police strikes of 1918-1919 on the development and emergence of policing in both of these countries.

About Author

Joseph F. King holds a B.A. from St. Francis College, Brooklyn; an M.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York; and a Ph.D. from CUNY. He has worked in a variety of undercover assignments, and he has served as Special Agent, U.S. Customs Service, in numerous command capacities, until his retirement in 2003. He has received thirty-nine citations for bravery and meritorious conduct.


Foreword; Introduction; Part I - The United Kingdom; 1. The Foundation; 2. Colquhoun; 3. Peel and the New Police; 4. The New Police Expand; 5. Labor Relations and Other Issues; 6. The Strikes; 7. The Desborough Report and After; Part II - Boston; 8. The Foundation; 9. The Preventive Police; 10. The Boston Police Department; 11. State Board of Commissioners; 12. Labor and Other Issues; 13. The Strike; 14. The Aftermath; Part III - Conclusion; 15. Comparing the Strikes; References; Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780773464025
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780773464025
  • ISBN10: 0773464026

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