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NCJ Number: 230049 Find in a Library
Title: Typology of British Police: Locating the Scottish Municipal Police Model in Its British Context, 1800-35
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:50  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:259-277
Author(s): David G. Barrie
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Swindon SN2 1UJ,
Grant Number: RES-000-22-1758
Type: Historical Overview; Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article represents the first serious attempt to compare Scottish policing with other British municipal police and improvement models between 1800 and 1835.
Abstract: It is concerned with assessing whether the Scottish experience was distinct from other parts of the United Kingdom and the implications of this for British police historiography and typology. It argues that the Scottish model was much closer to English experience than has hitherto been contended, but which, nonetheless, had distinguishing characteristics tailored to meet specific indigenous needs, customs and practices. Any attempt to construct a British police typology must move beyond the institutional confines of accountability and organization and take account of legal, cultural and intellectual structures and influences. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): History of policing
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; England; Foreign police; Police reform; Scotland
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