A brief history of law enforcement – Part 2

As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, the Bow Street Runners were the beginning of modern policing, and they operated from 1750 - 1839,¬†finally being made redundant 10 years after the police act of 1829 established the Metropolitan Police. This brings me to Part 2. The Metropolitan Police In 1829, Sir Robert Peel,... Continue Reading →

A brief history of law enforcement – Part 1

As a writer of crime novels, both the slightly more cozy sort (already published) and the more gritty thriller type (coming in April/May) it seems to me that it would be a good thing for me to write a bit about crime, criminals, and policing, primarily with regard to the UK, where my books are... Continue Reading →

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