Jan 19, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

EHIS 241 - History of Police 3 s.h.

Through the investigation of primary and secondary sources, students will gain an understanding of the history of the European police, with occasional insights into parallel global developments in police history. We will look at policing before the police, at the creation of the modern police in the long eighteenth century, including the Police Nationale in France, the City of Glasgow Police and the Metropolitan Police, at different policing models that emerged, at political and secret policing, at the history of the detective and the rise of scientific criminology, and at policing in the two World Wars and beyond. This course also proposes a discussion of Allan Pinkerton, the son of a Glasgow policeman who founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago, in the context of the rise of early private detective agencies, including that of Eugène-François Vidocq. A-E Only. Offered every 3 years.
Prerequisite(s): SoS or 3 s.h. of 100-level HIST course.