State Police in the United States: A Socio-Historical Analysis

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social conflict involved in creating the state police are located. Based on this analysis, I argue that the emergence of the state police was a product of the progressive reform movement, with the primary motivating factors being the increase in immigration from eastern and southern Europe and the desire to curb the growing labor movement. Support for this argument is found in materials relating to the state police movement in other states. Chapter 8 also addresses the question of state police development within the context of the current debate over why, how, and for whom the police were created. Recent interest in police history has produced a number of studies concerning the emergence of the United States police. As discussed above, three perspectives on police development can be found in the literature: a social disorganization approach that focuses on the impact of industrialization and urban growth; a political process explanation that stresses the impact of competing political factions; and a Marxist approach that advocates a class analysis of police development. In applying these different perspectives to the data on the state police I found that a modified political process perspective offers the best explanation for the state police movement.

Finally, I have included an appendix. Much remains to be done in police history, and the state police offer a wealth of research topics. The appendix incudes a discussion of potential areas in need of further research and a research bibliography intended as a reference tool for police scholars that includes all known published and unpublished books, articles, and manuscripts pertaining to the state police.


NOTES
1.
Roger C. Dunham and Geoffrey P. Alpert, Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readings (Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1989), p. 1.
2.
Ibid.
3.
David H. Bayley, Patterns of Policing: A Comparative International Analysis ( New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1985), p. 5.
4.
Ibid.
5.
See, for example, Michael Banton, The Policeman in the Community ( London: Tavistock, 1964); Jerome H. Skolnick, Justice Without Trial: Law Enforcement in Democratic Society ( New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1966); David J. Bordua, The Police. Six Sociological Essays ( New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1967); Arthur Niederhoffer, Behind the Shield: The Police in Urban America ( Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1967); James Q. Wilson , Varieties of Police Behavior ( Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1969); Egon Bittner, The Functions of the Police in Modern Society (Chevy Chase, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, 1970); Albert J. Reiss, The Police and the Public ( New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1971); Robert Fogelson, Big-City Police ( Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1977); Peter K. Manning, Police Work: The Social Organization of Police ( Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1977); Jerome H. Skolnick and David H. Bayley, The New Blue Line: Police Innovation in Six American Cities ( New York: Free Press, 1986);

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Chapter 1 Introduction 1
  • Notes 9
  • Chapter 2 What Do We Know About the State Police? 13
  • Notes 22
  • Chapter 3 State Police Development, 1835-1941 25
  • Notes 44
  • Chapter 4 - The State Police in Historical Context 49
  • Notes 62
  • Chapter 5 State Police Development in Illinois, 1917-1929 65
  • Notes 85
  • Chapter 6 the State Police Movement in Illinois 89
  • Notes 110
  • Chapter 7 Creating the State Police in Colorado 113
  • Notes 130
  • Chapter 8 Analysis of the State Police Movement 133
  • Notes 145
  • Appendix - Suggestions for Further Research on the State Police 147
  • BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND DIGESTS 148
  • GENERAL WORKS--BOOKS 149
  • GENERAL WORKS--ARITICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS 149
  • GENERAL WORKS--ARITICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS 151
  • GENERAL WORKS--ARITICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS 152
  • Bibliography 161
  • Index 173
  • About the Author 180
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