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Before the Bobbies: The Night Watch and Police Reform in Metropolitan London, 1720-1830
The famed Bow Street Runners were not the only “police” in eighteenth-century London. This book examines the night watch system, the locally controlled regime of law enforcement that provided professional policing in the areas of metropolitan London outside the City of London until 1829, the year in which Sir Robert Peel established England’s first centralized police force ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Stanford University Press
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