A policeman's paradise? : policing a stable society, 1918-1945; Dunstall, Graeme...
A policeman's paradise? : policing a stable society, 1918-1945Maker
Traces the changes in policing, and in New Zealand society, from the 1918 influenza epidemic to the end of the Second World War. Economic depressions and civil unrest punctuated this period and the police themselves experienced staff shortages and problems of morale. This book discusses important developments in police practice: the appointment of women police, the introduction of a 48-hour week, the organisation of an association for officers, and the assumption of responsibility for political surveillance. Contents: Continuities -- A time of 'stress and difficulty' (1918-21) -- A 'Cinderella department' (1922-35) -- Careers and community -- Patterns of policing -- The broad patterns -- City constables -- Detectives -- Policing gambling -- Suburban and country constables -- Supervision -- Political surveillance (1919-35) -- Transitions -- False dawn (1936-39) -- Policing the home front (1939-45) -- Conclusion : A policeman's paradise? -- Appendix : Ministers in charge of the Police Department (1918-1949). Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-511) and index.Date Made
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History of policing in New Zealand ; v. 4.Subject and Association Keywords
Thomas & Bridget Gallagher LibraryObject Type
0864693567 (v.4)Object number
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