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V.A.C. Gattrell, 'Crime, authority and the policeman state', in F.M.L. Thompson, 'The Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750-1950: volume III', (Cambridge, 1990)

Clive Emsley, 'The English Police: A Political and Social History', (London, 1996)

Philip Rawlings, 'Policing: A Short History', (Cullompton, 2002)

Carolyn Steedman, 'Policing the Victorian Community: the formation of English provincial police forces, 1856-80', (London, 1984)

Philip T. Smith, 'Policing Victorian London: political policing, public order and the London Metropolitan Police', (Greenwood Press, 1985)

Norval Morris and David J. Rothman, 'The Oxford History of the Prison', (Oxford, 1998)

Joanna Innes, 'The King's Bench Prison in the later 18th century', in J. Brewer and J. Styles (eds.) 'An Ungovernable People: the English and their laws in the 17th and 18th centuries', (London, 1980)

Christopher Harding et al, 'Imprisonment in England and Wales: A Concise History', (London, 1985)

Robert Hughes, 'The Fatal Shore' (London, 1987)

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