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Police in Urban America, 1860-1920

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ISBN-10: 052153125X

ISBN-13: 9780521531252

Edition: 2004

Authors: Eric H. Monkkonen, Robert Fogel, Stephan Thernstrom

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Monkkonen examines the development of uniformed police forces in urban America between 1860 & 1920, arguing that at first the role of the police was as agents of class control, dispensing & administering welfare services. Only later did they focus on crime control, a job at which they had never been very good.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

List of tables and figures
The historical development of the police
Arrest trends, 1860-1920
Tramps and children: the decline of police welfare
A narrowing of function