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Policing a Class Society : The Experience of American Cities, 1865-1915 (Paperback) (Sidney L. Harring)

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Police are popularly understood as the “thin blue line” that “serves and protects” us from violence and crime in the pursuit of justice.

In Policing a Class Society, Sidney L. Harring provides an essential corrective to the ideas that police have always been around, that they are a force for deterring crime, or that theyhave an interest in the pursuit of justice.

Looking at the growth of the urban police force around the turn of the 20th century, Harring argues that the police protected the interestsof manufacturers, working almost as hired guns. Rather than fighting crime, the historical role of police was to control the leisure activity of the devloping working-class and maintainthe existing order of capitalist relationships.

Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Sidney L. Harring
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2017
TCIN: 53077882
UPC: 9781608468546
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-3506
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