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Police Detectives in History, 1750-1950

Emsley, Clive and Shpayer-Makov, Haia eds. (2006). Police Detectives in History, 1750-1950. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

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Abstract

This is the first academic collection to explore the history of detective police. Ranging from Europe to the USA and Australasia, it investigates themes central to the history of detection, such as the inchoate distinction between criminals and detectives, the professionalisation of detective work and the establishment of colonial police forces. It discusses detectives as an an occupational group with a distinct occupational culture, and examines the dynamic interaction between the fictional and the real life detective.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 0-7546-3948-7, 978-0-7546-3948-0
Keywords: Detectives; detection; police; autobiography
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 7697
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2007
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 11:59
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7697
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