1st Edition

Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36

ISBN 9781138939110
Published February 15, 2017 by Routledge
266 Pages

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Book Description

In this book which was first published in 1970, author Galen Broeker traces the events of a crucial period in the struggle of the British government to bring law and order to rural Ireland. He demonstrates that throughout the forty years following the union a major challenge to government in Ireland was the sporadic violence that seemed endemic to the rural south and west. Organizations of Irish peasants terrorized the countryside in protest against a political and economic system that seemed to threaten their very existence. The formation in 1814 of the Peace Preservation Force is examined. This was the first in a long series of experiments aimed at an efficient and impartial system of law enforcement. This title will be of interest to student of history and criminology.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Abbreviations;  1. The Tories and Ireland, 1812-30  2. The Problem of Law-Enforcement, 1812-13  3. The Failure of the Magistracy, 1812-13  4. The Peace Preservation Force, 1813-14  5. The Force and the Insurrection Act, 1814-15  6. The Force and the Magistrates, 1815-18  7. Talbot and Grant, 1818-21  8. The County Constabulary, 1822-5  9. Catholic Emancipation, 1823-9  10. The Aftermath of Emancipation, 1829-30  11. The Whigs and Ireland, 1830-36  12. The Search for Law and Order, 1812-36;  Epilogue: The Irish Constabulary;  Bibliography;  Index

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