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British Library of Political and Economic Science

Policemen and Society


Reference code(s): GB 0097 POLICEMEN AND SOCIETY

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: Policemen and Society

Date(s): [1959-1962]

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 14 boxes

Name of creator(s): Cain | Maureen Elizabeth | b 1938 | Dr | sociologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1938, Maureen Caine received her Bachelors degree in 1959 and her Doctorate in 1969. She was Professor of Sociology at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. At present she is a Reader in the Sociology of Law and Crime at the School of Law, Birmingham University. Publications: With Kalaman Kulesar (ed) Disputes and the Law (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest for the European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences, 1983); (ed) Mark and Engels on law (Academic Press, London, 1979); with Christine Harrington (ed) Lawyers in a postmodern world: translation and transgression (Open University Press, Buckingham, 1994); Growing up good: policing the behaviour of girls in Europe (Sage, London, 1989); Society and the policeman's role (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1973); Conflict and its solution: an examination of an urban and rural police division (1969).


Scope and content/abstract:

Research material compiled by Dr Maureen Caine during her investigation into the police in Birmingham and East Suffolk, [1959-1962], mainly used in the writing of Conflict and its solution: an examination of an urban and rural police division (1969), and including contextual material such as notes on methodology, draft outlines for the study and reports on research completed, the code for questionnaires, and card indexes; research data, 1962, including diaries of research periods, questionnaires completed by police officers and their wives in Ipswich and Birmingham, and unsorted statistical data and field notes; background material, 1959-1962, including cartoons, lists of criminal cases and official police memoranda and reports.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The collection has retained the order imposed by Maureen Cain.

Conditions governing access:

Closed for 30 years from the date of deposit.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright retained by donor.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Draft file list available.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Dr Maureen Cain, via Qualidata, in 2000.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Publication note:

Conflict and its solution: an examination of an urban and rural police division (1969).



Archivist's note: Sources: 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: Mar 2001

Police | Law enforcement | Social control, formal | Sociology

Personal names
Cain | Maureen Elizabeth | b 1938 | sociologist

Corporate names

Birmingham | Warwickshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Ipswich | Suffolk | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe