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NCJ Number: 120647 Find in a Library
Title: Scotland Yard and Public Order in Early 19th-Century London
Journal: Criminal Justice Review  Volume:13  Issue:2  Dated:(Fall 1988)  Pages:41-49
Author(s): P T Smith
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 9
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although not created specifically as a riot force in 1829, the London Metropolitan Police found itself from its inception confronting hostile crowds.
Abstract: Crowd control techniques familiar today were learned by experience in the early years, and police success in maintaining public order (in the broadest sense) without lethal force made the Metropolitan Police a preferred alternative to the military. The police were able to overcome initial public hostility and win much acceptance, particularly from the propertied classes of London. 4 notes, 30 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): History of policing
Index Term(s): Crowd control; England; Foreign police/community relations; Police responsibilities
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