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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.
'...an invaluable resource for those involved in researching the police and teaching police studies at under and postgraduate level. Highly recommended.' Internet Law Book Reviews