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NCJ Number: 141328 Find in a Library
Title: Development of the Gendarmerie in the Rural Environment from the Empire to our Time
Journal: Cahiers de la Securite Interieure  Issue:11  Dated:(November 1992- January 1993)  Pages:25-42
Author(s): C Emsley
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 18
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: The article traces the historical development of the French gendarmerie from its rural, military, cavalry heritage under the ancient regime to its present urban setting in France and its neighbors.
Abstract: The French gendarmerie was created in 1790 out of a fear of crime and disorder and a desire to establish a new way to maintain civil order. Although many countries have used it to develop their own national law enforcement organizations, each country has adjusted the service to fit its own culture, people, and particular law enforcement needs. The article reviews and compares a number of these organizations and looks at the impact of the changes from the rural to the urban setting of the development of the French gendarmerie and the organizations developed by its neighbors. 3 tables and 45 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Armed services police; France; History of policing; Rural policing; Rural urban comparisons
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