European Police Systems

European Police Systems

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European Police Systems

European Police Systems

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The object of this book, the third of a series published by the Bureau of Social Hygiene, is to describe and to discuss critically the essential features of the police systems of the larger European municipalities. The material presented was drawn from extended personal inquiry and observation in the chief cities of England, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Holland and Belgium. To the investigation of the subject and the preparation of the book almost two years were devoted.

It affords me genuine pleasure to make the fullest acknowledgment of the aid given to me by governmental officials, police officers and others all over Europe. To mention by name those to whom my thanks are due is manifestly impossible. But I may at least be permitted to testify to the uniform and unwearied courtesy and helpfulness which I encountered everywhere. Reports and documents were freely placed at my disposal; unhampered facilities for observation were furnished . . .

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