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New History Hoydens post about small towns in England during the Regency and changing attitudes about crime and policing:

In 1822, a Parliamentary Select Committee on Policing the Metropolis concluded that, “It is difficult to reconcile an effective system of policing with that perfect freedom of action and exemption from interference, which are the great blessings and privileges of this country.”

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