A history of policing in England and Wales from 1974 : a turbulent journey / Timothy Brain
- Brain, Timothy
- Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- xxv, 464 pages ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: -- I. 1974 -- II. The Struggle for Stability: 1975-1979 -- III. Fracture: 1980-1985 -- IV. 'A bloody good hiding': 1985 -- V. Nadir: 1986-1989 -- VI. The Crucible of Recovery: 1989-1990 -- VII. Police Reform 1 - the Conservatives: 1991-1993 -- VIII. Police Reform 2 - the Conservatives: 1993-1997 -- IX. New Labour and the police: 1997-2001 -- X. Police reform revived: 2001-2005 -- XI. Damocles unbound: 2005-2007 -- XII. A tale of two winters: 2007-2009 -- XIII. Reflection.
- "A History of Policing in England and Wales from 1974: The Turbulent Years offers a detailed and descriptive chronology of the period, exploring the key themes of order and social stability, the professionalization of the police service, centralization, the dynamics of police community relations, and the 'reform' programmes of the Thatcher, Major and Blair administrations, in particular charting the failure of the Charles Clarke drive for amalgamations in 2005/6. Written by a chief constable involved in policing throughout much of the period, the book vividly describes the great events of the time, including the threat and ultimate defeat of IRA terrorism; the urban riots of the 1980s; major crime investigations - such as the 'Yorkshire Ripper', the West Case, and the Soham murders - and their lasting impact; the controversial policing of the 1984 Miners' Strike; and the return of terrorism to the British mainland in 2005"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780199218660 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0199218668 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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