Keeping The Peace.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 264 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper, which has edge wear, including chips at head and tail of spine. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. An historical and legal survey of the police and public order in England and Wales from the nineteenth century, including actions in Hyde park and Trafalgar Square, but ending before the first anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Grosvenor Square in the year of publication added a new dimension to the question. The second part of the book covers the legal aspects of public disorder, riotous assembly, etc. David Williams (1930-2009) was a Welsh barrister and legal scholar, who was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, 1989-96.
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