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Part of the Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories Series
Based on extensive research in several international contexts, this volume provides a nuanced assessment of the historical evolution of private security and its fluid, contested, and mutually constitutive relationship with state agencies, public policing, and the criminal justice system. This book provides an overview of the history of private security provision in its multiple forms including detective agencies, insurance companies, moral campaigners, employers' associations, paramilitary organisations, self-protection, and vigilantism. It also explores the historical evolution of private policing and security provision in a diverse set of temporal, national and international contexts and compares the interactions between public and private security bodies, structures, strategies, and practices in different countries, cultures, and settings. In doing so, the volume fills the existing gaps in historical knowledge about the emergence of private and public security organisations and provides a more robust understanding of changes in the division of responsibility for security provision, law enforcement, and punishment between public and private institutions. This comprehensive volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of history, criminology, sociology, political science, security studies, policing, criminal justice and law.
|Publication date:||2nd April 2020|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
David Churchill is Associate Professor in Criminal Justice in the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds, U.K. Dolores Janiewski is Associate Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Pieter Leloup is a postdoctoral researcher (FWO) in the Department of Criminology, Penal Law and Social Law, Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP), Ghent University, Belgium.More About David Churchill