Contents: Introduction: The police detective and policy history, Clive Emsley and Haia Shpayer-Makov; Early detection: the Bow Street runners in late 18th century London, J.M. Beattie; Tips, traps and tropes: catching thieves in post-revolutionary Paris, Howard G. Brown; From ex-con to expert: the police detective in 19th-century France, Clive Emsley; 'Crime does not pay': thinking again about detectives in the first century of the Metropolitan Police, R.M. Morris; Explaining the rise and success of detective memoirs in Britain, Haia Shpayer-Makov; From sleuths to technicians? Changing images of the detective in Victoria, Dean Wilson and Mark Finnane; Local 'demons' in New Zealand policing c.1900-55, Graeme Dunstall; The image of the Gestapo: as revealed in retrospective surveys and interviews with ordinary Germans, Eric A. Johnson; 'Hard-headed, hard-bitten, hard-hitting and courageous men of innate detective ability...' From criminal investigation to political and security policing at end of Empire, 1945-50, Georgina Sinclair; 'A negative and unwise approach': private detectives, vigilantes and the FBI counterintelligence, 1910-72, John Drabble; Index.
Professor Clive Emsley is from The Open University, UK. Professor Haia Shpayer-Makov is based at the University of Haifa, Israel. Contributors: Clive Emsley, Haia Shpayer-Makov, J.M. Beattie, Howard G. Brown, R.M. Morris, Dean Wilson, Mark Finnane, Graeme Dunstall, Eric A. Johnson, Georgina Sinclair, John Drabble.
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