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Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36

1st Edition

By Galen Broeker


262 pages

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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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Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

This set reissues ten books that explore the history of crime and punishment. The titles, which were originally published between 1970 and 1988, examine many different aspects of historical criminology over a span of over 400 years, with particular focus on the nineteenth-century. This set will be of particular interest to students of both history and criminology.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Ireland