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By David J. Cox

ISBN-10: 0415627516

ISBN-13: 9780415627511

ISBN-10: 184392773X

ISBN-13: 9781843927730

This booklet offers an account and research of the background of the Bow highway Runners, precursors of modern-day police strength. via a close research of quite a lot of either qualitative and quantitative study info, this publication presents a clean perception into their background, arguing that using Bow highway group of workers in provincially instigated circumstances was once even more universal than has been assumed via many historians. It additionally demonstrates that the variety of actions performed through Bow road group of workers when hired on such situations was once way more advanced than could be gleaned from nearly all of books and articles pertaining to early nineteenth-century provincial policing, which frequently do little greater than contact at the function of Bow road. through describing many of the roles and actions of the Bow road imperative officials with particular regard to instances originating within the provinces it additionally areas them firmly in the wider contexts of provincial law-enforcement and policing heritage.

The e-book investigates the kinds of case during which the 'Runners' have been concerned, who hired them and why, how they operated, together with their interplay with neighborhood law-enforcement our bodies, and the way they have been perceived by means of those that applied their companies. It additionally discusses the legacy of the imperative officials with reference to next advancements inside policing. Bow highway Police place of work and its group of workers have lengthy been looked by way of many historians as little greater than a discrete and infrequently inconsequential footnote to the heritage of policing, resulting in a partial and incomplete knowing in their paintings. This point of view is challenged during this ebook, which argues that during a number of methods the usage of relevant officials in provincially instigated situations cleared the path for vital next advancements in policing, particularly with reference to detective practices. it's also the 1st paintings to supply a transparent contrast among the critical officials and their much less senior colleagues.

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