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The Strong Arm of the Law: Armed and Public Order Policing (Hardback)P. A. J. Waddington (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 595 g
Dimensions: 223 x 144 x 26 mm
`powerfull ... It neither carps nor condemns; it explains. And its implications frighten me.' John Stalker, The Sunday Times
`unromantic ... powerful ... a study of the inexorable para-militarism of Britain's police. It neither carps nor condemns; it explains.' Sunday Times
'The tone is matter of fact with a heavy accumulation of detail. The book tells many stories and is an interesting read. Maybe its main value is that it reminds us that violent disorders have often in the past been accompanied by muddle and confusion on the part of authorities seeking to restore good order.' Donald Shell, Parliamentary Affairs, April '92
`he is ... able to relate the broad social, legal and political issues to the practical, scientific and indeed experimental problems faced by those in the front line ... This has enabled him clearly to identify, and to suggest ways of remedying, a central problem that has eluded other commentators' Reviewing Sociology
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