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Railroad Policing

  • By: Dorothy Moses Schulz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Private railroad companies established their own police forces as early as 1847. The construction of railroads contributed to trespassing and thievery and the layouts of rail yards and storage material led to placing value goods distant from established communities, many ...

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