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A Certain Share of Low Cunning: A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839.

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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.

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Author(s):
David J. Cox
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781843927730
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
Willan
Title:
A Certain Share of Low Cunning: A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839.

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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.

Author(s):
David J. Cox
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781843927730
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
Willan
Title:
A Certain Share of Low Cunning: A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839.

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