Police Forces: A Cultural History of an Institution
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This collection focuses on the cultural history of the police as an institution from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Contrary to most studies on the law and the state, Police Forces demonstrates how profoundly modern democracies are enveloped by more informal and less codified modes of social control. In a time when the rule of law appears to be on the retreat, "...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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