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Bibliography: Policing

General

  • Paley, Ruth (ed.). Justice in Eighteenth-Century Hackney: The Justicing Notebook of Henry Norris. London Record Society vol. 28, 1991.
  • Beattie, J. M. Crime and the Courts in England 1660-1800. Princeton, 1986.
  • Beattie, J. M. Policing and Punishment in London, 1660-1750: Urban Crime and the Limits of Terror. Oxford, 2001.
  • Beattie, J. M. The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840. Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Durston, Gregory J. Burglars and Bobbies: Crime and Policing in Victorian London. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
  • Emsley, C. The English Police: A Political and Social History. Harlow, Essex, 1991.
  • Gaskill, M. The displacement of Providence: Policing and Prosecution in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England. Continuity and Change, 11 (1996).
  • Hay, D. and Snyder, F. Using the Criminal Law, 1750-1850: Policing, Prosecution and the State. In Policing and Prosecution in Britain, 1750-1850, ed. by D. Hay and F. Snyder. 1989.
  • Hurl-Eamon, Jennine. The Westminister Imposters: Impersonating Law Enforcement in Early Eighteenth-Century London. Eighteenth-Century Studies, 38:3 (2005).
  • King, Peter. Crime, Justice and Discretion in England, 1740-1820. Oxford, 2000.
  • Landau, Norma. The Trading Justice's Trade. In Law, Crime and English Society, 1660-1830, ed. by Norma Landau. 2002.
  • Macfarlane, Karen A. The Jewish Policemen of Eighteenth-Century London. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 10:2 (2011).
  • Paley, Ruth. An Imperfect, Inadequate and Wretched System? Policing London before Peel. Criminal Justice History, 10 (1989).
  • Philips, D. 'A New Engine of Power and Authority': The Institutionalization of Law Enforcement in England, 1780-1830. In Crime and the Law: The Social History of Crime in Western Europe since 1500, ed. by V. A. C Gatrell and Bruce Lenman and Geoffrey Parker. 1980.
  • Philips, David. Good Men to Associate and Bad Men to Conspire: Assocations for the Prosecution of Felons in England, 1760-1860. In Policing and Prosecution in Britain 1750-1850, ed. by D. Hay and F. Snyder. 1989.
  • Rumbelow, D. I Spy Blue: The Police and Crime in the City of London from Elizabeth to Victoria. London, 1971.
  • Schubert, A. Private Initiatives in Law Enforcement: Associations for the Prosecution of Felons, 1744-1856. In Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth-Century Britain, ed. by V. Bailey. 1981.
  • Shoemaker, Robert. The London Mob: Violence and Disorder in Eighteenth-Century England. London, 2004.
  • Shore, H. ‘The Reckoning’: disorderly women, informing constables and the Westminster justices, 1727–33. Social History, 34:4 (2009).
  • Styles, John. Print and Policing: Crime Advertising in Eighteenth-Century Provincial England. In Policing and Prosecution in Britain 1750-1850, ed. by D. Hay and F. Snyder. 1989.

The Role of Private Individuals

  • Gaskill, M. The displacement of Providence: Policing and Prosecution in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England. Continuity and Change, 11 (1996).
  • King, Peter. Crime, Justice and Discretion in England, 1740-1820. Oxford, 2000.
  • Philips, David. Good Men to Associate and Bad Men to Conspire: Assocations for the Prosecution of Felons in England, 1760-1860. In Policing and Prosecution in Britain 1750-1850, ed. by D. Hay and F. Snyder. 1989.
  • Schubert, A. Private Initiatives in Law Enforcement: Associations for the Prosecution of Felons, 1744-1856. In Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth-Century Britain, ed. by V. Bailey. 1981.
  • Styles, John. Print and Policing: Crime Advertising in Eighteenth-Century Provincial England. In Policing and Prosecution in Britain 1750-1850, ed. by D. Hay and F. Snyder. 1989.

Constables and the Night Watch

  • Beattie, J. M. Policing and Punishment in London, 1660-1750: Urban Crime and the Limits of Terror. Oxford, 2001.
  • Harris, Andrew T. Policing the City: Crime and Legal Authority in London, 1780-1840. Columbus, Ohio, 2004.
  • Harris, Andrew T. Policing and Public Order in the City of London, 1784-1815. London Journal, 28 (2003).
  • Henderson, Tony. Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London: Prostitution and Control in the Metropolis, 1730-1830. London, 1999.
  • Reynolds, Elaine. Before the Bobbies: The Night Watch and Police Reform in Metropolitan London, 1720-1830. London, 1998.

Thief Takers

  • Beattie, J. M. Policing and Punishment in London, 1660-1750: Urban Crime and the Limits of Terror. Oxford, 2001.
  • Howson, Gerald. Thief-Taker General: The Rise and Fall of Jonathan Wild. London, 1970.
  • Moore, Lucy. The Thieves' Opera: The Remarkable Lives and Deaths of Jonathan Wild, Thief-Taker, and Jack Sheppard, House-Breaker. London, 1997.
  • Paley, Ruth. Thief-takers in London in the Age of the McDaniel Gang, c. 1745-1754. In Policing and Prosecution in Britain 1750-1850, ed. by D. Hay and F. Snyder. 1989.
  • Wales, Tim. Thief-takers and Their Clients in Later Stuart London. In Londinopolis: Essays in the Cultural and Social History of Early Modern London, ed. by P. Griffiths and M. S. R Jenner. 2000.

The Bow Street Runners

  • Babington, A. A House in Bow Street: Crime and the Magistracy in London, 1740-1881. London, 1969.
  • Battestin, Martin, Battestin, C. and Battestin, Ruthe R. Henry Fielding: A Life. London and New York, 1989.
  • Goddard, Henry. Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner. London, 1956.
  • Styles, John. Sir John Fielding and the Problem of Criminal Investigation in Eighteenth-Century England. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th ser., 33 (1983).

The Metropolitan Police, 1829

  • Emsley, C. The English Police: A Political and Social History. Harlow, Essex, 1991.
  • Morris, Robert M. "Crime does not pay" : thinking again about detectives in the first century of the Metropolitan Police. In Police detectives in history, 1750-1950, ed. by Haia Shpayer-Makov and Clive Emsley. Ashgate, 2006.
  • Palmer, S. H. Police and Protest in England and Ireland, 1780-1850. Cambridge, 1988.
  • Petrow, Stefan. Policing morals : the Metropolitan police and the Home Office, 1870-1914. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1994.
  • Rumbelow, D. I Spy Blue: The Police and Crime in the City of London from Elizabeth to Victoria. London, 1971.
  • Shpayer-Makov, Haia. The making of a policeman : a social history of a labour force in metropolitan London, 1829-1914. Ashgate: Aldershot, 2001.
  • Smith, Phillip Thurmond. Policing Victorian London : political policing, public order and the London Metropolitan Police.. Greenwood Press: Westport (CT), 1985.
  • Styles, J. The Emergence of the Police: Explaining Police Reform in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century England. British Journal of Criminology, 27 (1987).