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The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing examines and critically retraces the field of policing studies by posing and exploring a series of fundamental questions to do with the concept and institutions of policing and their relation to social and political life in today's globalized world. The volume is structured in the following four parts: Part One: Lenses Part Two: Social and Political Order Part Three: Legacies Part Four: Problems and Problematics. By bringing new lines of vision and new voices to the social analysis of policing, and by clearly demonstrating why policing matters, the Handbook will be an essential tool for anyone in the field.
Chapter 3: Disentangling the ‘Golden Threads': Policing the Lessons from Police History
Britain's preventative and other principles of Police are among her most valuable contributions to civilization. Their evolution is still in its infancy. Their possibilities in the task of the future reconstruction of the world, and the part they can play in making Democracy secure are great. (Charles Reith, 1943a: 209)
The past few decades have seen a significant growth of research into the history of policing, crime and punishment. Policing has become integral to the study of history; a lens through which the historian can view aspects of politics, society, culture, and foreign affairs from the perspective of the state, government and citizen. The early ...