Chapter

The Runners in a New Age of Policing, 1792–1815

J. M. Beattie

in The First English Detectives

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199695164
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738746 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.003.0007
The Runners in a New Age of Policing, 1792–1815

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter is concerned with the consequences of the French Revolution and the war that began in 1793 and came to a final conclusion only in 1815. The runners’ work was directly affected by the domestic consequences of the war. Their engagement in criminal prosecutions – already diminished by the new patrol and new police offices – was further reduced by the fall in violent offences during the war. On the other hand, the encouragement the Revolution gave to radical reform movements alarmed the government and what they took to be serious threats of sedition and insurrection. The chapter is concerned with the several ways the runners were drawn into national security measures and other efforts to preserve social order.

Keywords: French Revolution; sedition; insurrection; security; royal family; public order; duels

Chapter.  22114 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.