The First English Detectives

The First English Detectives

This is the first comprehensive study of the Bow Street Runners, a group of men established in the middle of the eighteenth century by Henry Fielding to confront violent offenders on the streets and highways around London.

Author: J. M. Beattie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199695164

Category: History

Page: 287

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This is the first comprehensive study of the Bow Street Runners, a group of men established in the middle of the eighteenth century by Henry Fielding to confront violent offenders on the streets and highways around London.
Categories: History

Chronicles of Bow Street Police office

Chronicles of Bow Street Police office

With an Account of the Magistrates, "runners," and Police; and a Selection of the Most Interesting Cases Percy ... The Bow Street authorities relied more directly on another kind of assistance , and which was concerned entirely in the ...

Author: Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B50241

Category: Crime

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Categories: Crime

Chronicles of Bow Street Police Office

Chronicles of Bow Street Police Office

With an Account of the Magistrates, 'Runners', and Police; and a Selection of the Most Interesting Cases Percy Fitzgerald ... he was guard to the mail on the 3rd of October, 1813, being the day 42 CHRONICLES OF BOW STREET POLICE-OFFICE.

Author: Percy Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108036955

Category: History

Page: 422

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Published in 1888, this two-volume work depicts the Bow Street Runners, the London police force of the eighteenth century.
Categories: History

Policing from Bow Street

Policing from Bow Street

The starting point for many scholars studying the art and science of crime investigation wrongly begins with the creation of Robert Peel's New Police in 1829, yet basic policing and investigative elements had been tried and tested at least ...

Author: Peter Kennison

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911273388

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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The starting point for many scholars studying the art and science of crime investigation wrongly begins with the creation of Robert Peel's New Police in 1829, yet basic policing and investigative elements had been tried and tested at least 80 years before that. In mid-Georgian times, the playwright and magistrate Henry Fielding realised the ineffectiveness of the Parish Police Parochial Watch system that press-ganged traders and merchants into doing their civil duty as Constables. Each Parish Watch operated independently within its own boundary, but since crime fails to respect boundaries many perpetrators escaped. Crimes committed often went unreported for want of a real central police organisation. An innovative plan was needed, and through Fielding's determination the Bow Street Public Office became the "Centre Office" for victims reporting their crimes in and around London. This was the first police station and court building; a hub for crime administration, accommodation for police officers, a place to detain prisoners. Fielding established the Criminal Records system of searchable registers at the Centre Office. Gathering intelligence on crime and criminals not only provided for the first time an understanding of criminality, but also allowed offenders to be caught after the crime had been committed. Fielding also formed the Foot Patroles, an organised and regulated body of men, to combat riots, gangs and street disorder, thus establishing an early police sub-culture. This detailed narrative seeks to go behind the scenes of Bow Street to a secret world denied to the majority. The professional and private lives of the Justices and Officers - often called the 'Runners' - are examined here for the first time, revealing their secrets, their experiences and their brave exploits which established them as honest thief-takers, constables and the first early detectives.
Categories: Political Science

A Certain Share of Low Cunning

A Certain Share of Low Cunning

This book provides an account and analysis of the history of the Bow Street Runners, precursors of today's police force.

Author: David J. Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317436713

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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This book provides an account and analysis of the history of the Bow Street Runners, precursors of today's police force. Through a detailed analysis of a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative research data, this book provides a fresh insight into their history, arguing that the use of Bow Street personnel in provincially instigated cases was much more common than has been assumed by many historians. It also demonstrates that the range of activities carried out by Bow Street personnel whilst employed on such cases was far more complex than can be gleaned from the majority of books and articles concerning early nineteenth-century provincial policing, which often do little more than touch on the role of Bow Street. By describing the various roles and activities of the Bow Street Principal Officers with specific regard to cases originating in the provinces it also places them firmly within the wider contexts of provincial law-enforcement and policing history. The book investigates the types of case in which the 'Runners' were involved, who employed them and why, how they operated, including their interaction with local law-enforcement bodies, and how they were perceived by those who utilized their services. It also discusses the legacy of the Principal Officers with regard to subsequent developments within policing. Bow Street Police Office and its personnel have long been regarded by many historians as little more than a discrete and often inconsequential footnote to the history of policing, leading to a partial and incomplete understanding of their work. This viewpoint is challenged in this book, which argues that in several ways the utilization of Principal Officers in provincially instigated cases paved the way for important subsequent developments in policing, especially with regard to detective practices. It is also the first work to provide a clear distinction between the Principal Officers and their less senior colleagues.
Categories: Social Science

Policing in America

Policing in America

At the turn of the century, the Bow Street Runners were about 70 officers strong, and London had about 120 full-time police officers. In 1805, the Bow Street Horse Patrol, a group of 44 former cavalry troopers, augmented the Bow Street ...

Author: Larry K. Gaines

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781437734959

Category: Law

Page: 640

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This comprehensive text provides an overview of law enforcement topics, integrating major empirical findings and theory-based research findings in the field with a thorough analysis of contemporary policing problems. The issues-oriented discussion focuses on critical concerns facing American police, including personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability and police-community relations. A critical assessment of police history and the role politics played in the development of American police institutions is offered. Globalization, terrorism and homeland security are addressed. Video and Internet links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text. Companion mobile app, Policing In America: Exam Cram, won the 2012 PROSE Award for Best eProduct in Social Sciences from the Association of American Publishers Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text Key concepts, Internet links, charts and tables support the text throughout Equipped with a superior ancillary package, which includes 30 minutes of streaming video
Categories: Law

Police Detectives in History 1750 1950

Police Detectives in History  1750   1950

Yet, as John Beattie's chapter on the well-known, but hitherto little researched Bow Street Runners demonstrates, the New Police created by Sir Robert Peel for London performed rather different policing tasks from the men recruited and ...

Author: Clive Emsley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351910583

Category: History

Page: 266

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While the history of the uniformed police has prompted considerable research, the historical study of police detectives has been largely neglected; confined for the most part to a chapter or a brief mention in books dealing with the development of the police in general. The collection redresses this imbalance. Investigating 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, the book provides a the first detailed examination of detectives as an occupational group, with a distinct occupational culture. Essays discuss the complex relationship between official and private law enforcers and examine the ways in which the FBI in the U.S.A. and the Gestapo in Nazi Germany operated as instruments of state power. The dynamic interaction between the fictional and the real life image of the detective is also explored. Expanding on themes and approaches introduced in recent academic research of police history, the comparative studies included in this collection provide new insights into the development of both plain-clothes policing and law enforcement in general, illuminating the historical importance of bureaucratic and administrative changes that occurred within the state system.
Categories: History

Chronicles of Bow Street Police Office

Chronicles of Bow Street Police Office

Author: Fitzgerald Percy Hetheringto 1834-1925

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1313450782

Category:

Page: 414

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Community Policing

Community Policing

A Policing Strategy for the 21st Century Michael Palmiotto. 2. The unpaid , part - time constable ... One contributor to policing was Henry Fielding , who was appointed a magistrate to Bow Street in 1848. Fielding conceived the idea of ...

Author: Michael Palmiotto

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0834210878

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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Categories: Political Science