... fine and eminently readable book. (Bernard Porter, The Guardian
This is a valuable addition to the growing body of scholarship on the history of Victorian crime. It does what historical enquiry surely should always do: raises important questions about how the present has the configuration we perceive, and why we have that perception. (Stephen Wade, Times Higher Education
[An] absorbing work (Frank R Crowe, Journal of the Law Society of Scotland
About the Author
Haia Shpayer-Makov currently teaches British and European history at the University of Haifa, Israel. She began her academic career by concentrating on the anarchist movement in Britain, but later shifted her interest to the study of the anarchists' enemies - policemen. Author of The Making of a Policeman. A Social History of a Labour Force in Metropolitan London
(2002), and co-editor with Professor Clive Emsley of Police Detectives in History, 1750-1950
(2006), she has also published extensively in leading scholarly journals.