Case Study 3 - Did other parts of Britain want to copy the Metropolitan Police?
These documents all come from the moment of change-over from the old system of constables and watchmen (see Galleries Crime Prevention before 1450 and Crime Prevention 1450-1750) to the new police. Use this table to compare the two crime prevention systems.
As they saw it then
As you see it now
The old constables and watchmen: GOOD points
The old constables and watchmen: BAD points
The new police:GOOD points
The new police:BAD points