Policemen and Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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).

Arrangement

The collection has retained the order imposed by Maureen Cain.

Conditions Governing Access

Closed for 30 years from the date of deposit.

Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

Draft file list available.

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by donor.

Bibliography

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