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The English Model? Policing in Late Nineteenth Century Tasmania


Petrow, S, The English Model? Policing in Late Nineteenth Century Tasmania, in Crime and Empire 1840-1940: Criminal Justice in Local and Global Context, Willan Publishing, B.S. Godfrey and G Dunstall (ed), Cullompton, pp. 121-34. ISBN 1843921073 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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In the late nineteenth century Tasmania was the only Australian colony to retain a decentralised system of policing based on the English model and here I want to examine why that system was adopted, how it worked in practice and why centralisation was introduced in 1899. The connecting theme of the paper is therefore the tension between centralised and decentralised forms of policing.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Petrow, S (Professor Stefan Petrow)
ID Code:37175
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2009-07-31
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