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A chronological account of crime, public order and police in Sydney, 1788-1810.

Bruce Swanton
ISBN 0 642 87868 4
1983

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Abstract

This compilation of events pertinent to police (in the eighteenth century sense of the concept) and policing during the first 22 years of Sydney's existence is written principally as an aid to students attending the growing number of police studies courses. The enduring nature of some police problems and human behavior generally are apparent in the following pages, hopefully assisting readers' understanding of both police function and occupational development