The Idea of Police in Eighteenth-Century England: Discipline, Reformation, Superintendence, c. 1780–1800

@article{Dodsworth2008TheIO,
  title={The Idea of Police in Eighteenth-Century England: Discipline, Reformation, Superintendence, c. 1780–1800},
  author={F. Dodsworth},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  year={2008},
  volume={69},
  pages={583 - 604}
}
  • F. Dodsworth
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
In the late eighteenth century a series of English authors wrote on the subject of “police.” Their aim in these works was generally to advocate structural reform of the existing institutions of civil government, particularly focused around the introduction of regularity, uniformity and subordination into their operation. These disciplinary mechanisms would act as instruments for the production of virtue, encouraging industriousness and preventing vice by reducing the temptations of the… Expand
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