Cop Culture? Les Récits de Vie Oraux et Écrits Des Policiers Anglais

Lawrence, Paul (2010). Cop Culture? Les Récits de Vie Oraux et Écrits Des Policiers Anglais. In: Berlière, Jean Marc and Lévy, René eds. Le témoin, le sociologue et l'historien: Quand les policiers se mettent à table. Paris: Nouveau Monde éditions, pp. 227–239.

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Abstract

This chapter draws on the life histories of English police officers (both written and spoken) in an attempt to assess how far certain core features of contemporary police culture can be traced historically. Criminologists have argued that some elements of contemporary ‘cop culture’ have proved remarkably persistent over the last forty years. How far is it possible to track the continuity of ‘cop culture’ further back in history?

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