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Policing the Victorian Town

The Development of the Police in Middlesbrough c. 1840–1914


About this book


The book looks at the development of policing in a town noted for its high levels of crime. Through a detailed study of policing and police work over the period c. 1840-1914 it shows how the turbulent community of the early Victorian years was turned into a policed society by the end of the century.


1870 crime expansion growth police society Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldUK

About the authors

DAVID TAYLOR is Dean of the School of Music and Humanities at the University of Huddersfield. He is the author of The New Place in Nineteenth-Century England, and Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1750-1914.

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'His book is well researched and well argued, adding significant detail to our knowledge and understanding of the issues.' - Clive Emsley, H-Urban, H-Net Reviews