A Few Detectives Would Be Very Useful: Crime, Immorality, and Policing in Valletta, 1881–1914

@article{Knepper2009AFD,
  title={A Few Detectives Would Be Very Useful: Crime, Immorality, and Policing in Valletta, 1881–1914},
  author={P. Knepper},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={385 - 406}
}
  • P. Knepper
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Social History
The dilemma for the British government in Malta, in confronting drunkenness, gambling and prostitution in Valletta that became apparent in the 1880s, was the acknowledgment that Malta had no crime problem before they arrived. In other colonies, administrators encountered what they believed to be an indigenous crime problem, and it was easy believe the British presence represented the solution in promoting civilization. This essay examines the nature and scope of the city’s “crime problem”, the… Expand
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