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History of Policing in North Wales, The

Manylion a Disgrifiad y Llyfr | Book Details & Description

  • ISBN: 9781845240714
  • Author: Kenneth Birch
  • Publication December 2008
  • Format: Paperback, 215x138 mm

A history of the county constabularies of north Wales, and the latter North Wales Police. It charts the history of the last 150 years. Including 32 pages of photographs.

Further Information:
This deeply researched and sympathetic study of how north Wales was policed over more than a century and a half illuminates the role of the police in modern society.

It sheds important light on who became police officers, their experiences in the job, and changing attitudes to them among the wider population of the region. Policing a largely rural society with small towns and pockets of industry posed particular challenges, as did the development of modern communications and new policing practices.

This book is an original and important contribution to our understanding both of social relations in north Wales and of the development of modern policing more generally.
Dr Paul OLeary
Aberystwyth University