A History of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and its Colonial by Anastasia Dukova

By Anastasia Dukova

This ebook illuminates the ignored background of the Dublin Metropolitan Police – a historical past that has been lengthy overshadowed by way of present historiography, which has normally been preoccupied with the extra radical facets of Irish heritage. It explores the origins of the establishment and highlights the Dublin Metropolitan Police’s profound effect at the colonial forces, as its legacy reached a number of the furthest outposts of the British Empire. In doing so Anastasia Dukova presents a lot wanted nuance and complexity to our knowing of eire as a complete, and Dublin specifically, demonstrating that it was once way over a lawless position ravaged through political and sectarian violence. concurrently, the e-book tells the tale of the bobby at the beat, the policeman who made the service provider; his paintings and day, the stipulations of provider and the way they affected or bettered his lot at domestic and abroad.

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Barrie, ‘A Typology of British Police: Locating the Scottish Municipal Police Model in Its British Context, 1800–35’, British Journal of Criminology Vol. 50, no. 2 (2010), p. 274. 11. See also David G. Barrie and Susan Broomhall, Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Volume 1: Magistrates, Media and the Masses (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014) and Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Volume 2: Boundaries, Behaviours and Bodies (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014); Police in the Age of Improvement.

36, no.  173. 52. Carolyn Strange, ‘Discretionary Justice: Political Culture and the Death Penalty in New South Wales and Ontario, 1890–1920’, in 24 A. DUKOVA Qualities of Mercy: Justice, Punishment, and Discretion, ed. by Carolyn Strange (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1996). 53. Between 1860 and 1910, the Queensland Police Force absorbed 1,265 recruits who listed Ireland as their country of origin. The peak decades for Irish recruits fell on the 1870s and 1880s, with 75 per cent and 63 per cent per decade respectively.

The inhabitants of Canton, who had become weary of the old watchmen, applied to the imperial legislature for the new police. 20 PEELING A CHARLEY: EVOLUTION OF PUBLIC OPINION 31 As the narrative developed, the positive endorsement proved shortlived, for it turned out that the new police did not see themselves as the ‘servants of the burghers’ but of their Commissioner Vin and the imperial government at Pekin. From then on, burghers had to make way, literally, for the new police or be arrested, lodged in the station-house overnight and fined by the magistrate in the morning for obstructing the police.

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