Investigating the "Machinery of Murder": Irish Detectives and Agrarian Outrages, 1847-70

@article{Malcolm2002InvestigatingT,
  title={Investigating the "Machinery of Murder": Irish Detectives and Agrarian Outrages, 1847-70},
  author={E. Malcolm},
  journal={New Hibernia Review},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={73 - 91}
}
  • E. Malcolm
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • New Hibernia Review
  • Policemen in nineteenth-century Ireland were expected to play a variety of roles, for their duties were far more numerous and varied than those usually as signed to the police today. Writing in 1881, a former sub-inspector with seven teen years' service in the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), whose father had also been a member of the force, claimed that: "Everything in Ireland, from the muz zling of a dog to the suppression of a rebellion, is done by the Irish constabu lary."1 A policeman could… CONTINUE READING
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