Policing the Factory: Theft, Private Policing and the Law in Modern England

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Policing the Factory describes the operation of the Bank of England police, the Post Office police, and various other private policing agencies, employed to track down and prosecute workplace offenders. The authors focus in particular on the Worsted Committee and their Inspectors, who, between 1777 and 1968, prosecuted thousands of workers in the north of England for taking home workplace scraps, or wasting their employer's time. Most of the workers prosecuted spent a month in prison upon conviction, and many more were ...

Policing the Factory: Theft, Private Policing and the Law in Modern England 2013, Continuum Publishing Corporation, New York

ISBN-13: 9781441107527

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