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LOADER, Dr Ian, fl 1997-1999, criminologist


Reference code(s): GB 0097 LOADER

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: LOADER, Dr Ian, fl 1997-1999, criminologist

Date(s): 1997-1999

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 5 boxes

Name of creator(s): Loader | Ian | fl 1997-1999 | Dr | criminologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dr Ian Loader is a Reader in Criminology at Keele University. He has published Youth, policing and democracy (Macmillan, London, 1996) and Crime and social change in middle England; questions of order in an English town (Routledge, London, 2000). Loader received a grant from the ESRC to undertake 'Policing, Cultural Change and Structures of Feeling in post-war England' in 1997. The research was to investigate public and professional understandings of policing in relation to English social history since 1945. It examined how policing has been officially represented in the post-war period; how different sections of the English populace now remember and reconstruct policing, and how policing is situated in relation to other aspects of English society and culture. The research drew on work in social theory, anthropology and social history to examine how policing is a vehicle for understanding society and people's interpretation of it.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers and discs created by Dr Ian Loader during a research project entitled 'Policing, cultural change and structures of feeling in post-war England', 1997-1999, comprising transcripts from working class and middle class focus groups; oral history interviews with individual citizens, retired and active police officers, Chief Constables and National Police Representatives and a small number of 'key players' in post-war policing debates, namely politicians and Home Office civil servants.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The papers retain the creator's system of arrangement. The interviews were broadly divided on the basis of former or current occupations.

Conditions governing access:

The interviews are closed until May 2003. Apply to Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright retained by donor. No documents may be photocopied.

Physical characteristics:

There are copies of the transcripts on floppy disc.

Finding aids:

Temporary catalogue available.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Ian Loader, via Qualidata, in 2000.


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Archivist's note: Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science Archives catalogue; British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Feb 2001

Police | Law enforcement | Social control, formal | Sociology

Personal names
Loader | Ian | fl 1997-1999 | criminologist

Corporate names

Hampshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe