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Police tactics in major confrontations were transformed by a secret riot manual written for Chief Constables in 1983. Weapons which were unacceptable less than a decade ago - plastic bullets and CS gas among them - are now stocked in police armouries throughout Britain. Paramilitary manoeuvres once confined to riot squads in colonial police forces have been imported for domestic use - the miners at Orgreave and the printers at Wapping were among the first to feel their effect. Drawing on unpublished police documents, including the full text of the secret riot manual, Gerry Northam reveals the hidden militarization of Britain's constabulary. He argues that an obsession with secrecy has overturned the tradition of policing by public consent, and traces the paramilitary drift which threatens the survival of Britain's unarmed police force.
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Book Description Faber and Faber, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # BBI2286407
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003791660
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Book Description Faber and Faber Limited, London, England, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Applicable. First Edition. Softcover, first edition, 156g, 200pgs. Draw on the full text of the secret riot manual, Gerry Northam reveals the hidden militarization of Britain's constabulory. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout. Book has been covered in clear contact for protection. There is a small pen inscription from a previous owner on the inside back of the front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # WAR147