By Barbara Weinberger

in response to interviews with former cops, this booklet addresses major concerns. to start with, the query of ways the police themselves seen the priorities of the activity and what they thought of their position to be. this can be the 1st research to think about this query and its implications for the fashion and content material of police paintings. Secondly, it demanding situations the view of the prewar interval as a "Golden Age", and indicates that policing from the Nineteen Thirties to the Nineteen Sixties was once now not as unproblematic as has frequently been assumed. Police violence and the fabrication of proof have been extra usual than the snug photograph of the British television sequence Dixon of Dock eco-friendly may have us think. the truth that this photograph frequently went unchallenged has a lot to do with winning recommendations of masculinity and with the higher ethical certitude of the police inside of a extra strong and stratified society.

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