The Brighton Police Scandal Book

The Brighton Police Scandal


  • Author : Dick Kirby
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword True Crime
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781399017299

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The Brighton Police Scandal Excerpt :

In the late 1950s the reputation of Brighton as a popular seaside resort took a sinister and notorious turn. After a series of drunken disturbances, suspicions were raised that the owner of the Astor Club, which became known globally as ‘The Bucket of Blood’, was bribing members of the town’s CID to ignore licencing hours. The situation escalated to the point where Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad was called in. Their investigation soon revealed that these bribes were the tip of a police corruption iceberg. Criminality among crooked cops had been going on for years. Provided money was paid, charges were dropped, previous convictions overlooked and evidence disappeared. Others were ‘fitted up’ unless they paid up. Police were party to burglaries, assisting in the ‘fencing’ of stolen property and protection payments from bookmakers, clubs and bars. During the scandal filled trial of the Chief Constable and CID ringleaders there was perjury, violent witness intimidation with one having his premises burnt to the ground. All this and more is described in this meticulously researched account of one of Britain’s most publicised police corruption scandals written with insider knowledge.

The Brighton Police Scandal Book

The Brighton Police Scandal


  • Author : Dick Kirby
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword True Crime
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781399017312

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The Brighton Police Scandal Excerpt :

In the late 1950s the reputation of Brighton as a popular seaside resort took a sinister and notorious turn. After a series of drunken disturbances, suspicions were raised that the owner of the Astor Club, which became known globally as ‘The Bucket of Blood’, was bribing members of the town’s CID to ignore licencing hours. The situation escalated to the point where Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad was called in. Their investigation soon revealed that these bribes were the tip of a police corruption iceberg. Criminality among crooked cops had been going on for years. Provided money was paid, charges were dropped, previous convictions overlooked and evidence disappeared. Others were ‘fitted up’ unless they paid up. Police were party to burglaries, assisting in the ‘fencing’ of stolen property and protection payments from bookmakers, clubs and bars. During the scandal filled trial of the Chief Constable and CID ringleaders there was perjury, violent witness intimidation with one having his premises burnt to the ground. All this and more is described in this meticulously researched account of one of Britain’s most publicised police corruption scandals written with insider knowledge.

The Brighton Police Scandal  A Story of Corruption  Intimidation   Violence Book

The Brighton Police Scandal A Story of Corruption Intimidation Violence


  • Author : Dick Kirby
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword True Crime
  • Release Date : 2021-09-29
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1399017284

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The Brighton Police Scandal A Story of Corruption Intimidation Violence Excerpt :

In the late 1950s the reputation of Brighton as a popular seaside resort took a sinister and notorious turn. After a series of drunken disturbances, suspicions were raised that the owner of the Astor Club, which became known globally as 'The Bucket of Blood', was bribing members of the town's CID to ignore licensing hours. The situation escalated to the point where Scotland Yard's Flying Squad was called in. Their investigation soon revealed that these bribes were the tip of a police corruption iceberg. Criminality among crooked cops had been going on for years. Provided money was paid, charges were dropped, previous convictions overlooked and evidence disappeared. Others were 'fitted up' unless they paid up. Police were party to burglaries, assisting in the 'fencing' of stolen property and protection payments from bookmakers, clubs, and bars. During the scandal filled trial of the Chief Constable and CID ringleaders there was perjury, violent witness intimidation with one having his premises burnt to the ground. All this and more is described in this meticulously researched account of one of Britain's most publicized police corruption scandals written with insider knowledge.

Corruption in Urban Politics and Society  Britain 1780 1950 Book
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Corruption in Urban Politics and Society Britain 1780 1950


  • Author : James R. Moore
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN 10 : 0754637050

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Corruption in Urban Politics and Society Britain 1780 1950 Excerpt :

This collection of eleven essays looks at issues of corruption in urban Britain from 1780-1950. The contributions are drawn from a wide range of scholarly and disciplinary backgrounds and provide a broad analysis of the phenomenon of corruption, assessing how debates about corruption arose, the narratives used to criticise established modes of public conduct and their consequences for urban leadership.

Police and Political Development in India Book

Police and Political Development in India


  • Author : David H. Bayley
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400878499

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Police and Political Development in India Excerpt :

As a pervasive and relatively modernized element of Indian society, the police are potentially a powerful vanguard in the establishment of a stable democratic process and a major factor in public attitudes toward the government. Professor Bayley's book, based upon 3,600 interviews during two extended periods of research in India, explores in depth the formative role police play in the maintenance and development of the Indian political system. As a first study of police and political development in a relatively non-modernized country, this book will be a guide for the exploration of a topic critical in the political life of many nations, both developed and underdeveloped. Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Executive Decision Making and the Courts Book

Executive Decision Making and the Courts


  • Author : TT Arvind
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-02-25
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509930340

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Executive Decision Making and the Courts Excerpt :

In this book, leading experts from across the common law world assess the impact of four seminal House of Lords judgments decided in the 1960s: Ridge v Baldwin, Padfeld v Minister of Agriculture, Conway v Rimmer, and Anisminic v Foreign Compensation Commission. The 'Quartet' is generally acknowledged to have marked a turning point in the development of court-centred administrative law, and can be understood as a 'formative moment' in the emergence of modern judicial review. These cases are examined not only in terms of the points each case decided, and their contribution to administrative law doctrine, but also in terms of the underlying conception of the tasks of administrative law implicit in the Quartet. By doing so, the book sheds new light on both the complex processes through which the modern system of judicial review emerged and the constitutional choices that are implicit in its jurisprudence. It further reflects upon the implications of these historical processes for how the achievements, failings and limitations of the common law in reviewing actions of the executive can be evaluated.

Death on the Beat Book

Death on the Beat


  • Author : Dick Kirby
  • Publisher : Wharncliffe
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845631611

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Death on the Beat Excerpt :

Little shocks the British public more than learning of the killing of policemen and women whilst tackling criminals. Even the vast majority of hardened crooks baulk at what is seen as the ultimate crime _ the mandatory death sentence in days of capital punishment reflected public disgust at such a crime, particularly when the police were largely unarmed. This book spans fifty years of crime enforcement and describes in detail the ever present danger to the police who patrolled LondonÍs streets and who lost their lives in the line of duty. Many of the police officers died carrying out run-of-the-mill police duties; from PC Nat Edgar, shot in 1948 by a burglar to PC Patrick Dunne, the home beat officer murdered while investigating a domestic incident in 1993; it took 13 years for his killer to be brought to justice. WPC Yvonne Fletcher was mercilessly gunned-down policing a demonstration in Central London in 1984, as was Detective Sergeant Ray Purdy, whilst arresting a cheap blackmailer. PC Ray Summers, an officer with less than two years service, stabbed to death as he broke up a gang fight, and the three-man crew of the ïQÍ car wiped out by gunmen in 1966, all feature in these pages. There are the thrilling stories of the investigations into the IRA after the murder of PC Stephen Tibble and the horrific bombing of Harrods store which cost three brave police officers their lives. Retired detective Dick Kirby has drawn deep on his knowledge and contacts within and outside the Metropolitan Police to track down those people who were there, who were involved in the investigations and those who were left behind; and how the trauma of losing a colleague or a loved one affected them. Written in his trademark gripping authoritative style, Death on the Beat, Dick KirbyÍs ninth book, promises to be the best yet.

Villains  Paradise Book

Villains Paradise


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2014-09-18
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471916649

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Villains Paradise Excerpt :

With the war over, the forties, fifties and sixties have the aura of a golden age. But nostalgia is deceptive. From teenage Teddy Boy razor gangs and casual stabbings at dance halls to the psychopathic Krays, 'Mad' Frankie Fraser and Ronnie Biggs, Villains' Paradise reveals the chilling true story of the crimes of postwar Britain. With the narrative pace of the best detective fiction, Donald Thomas creates a thrilling journey into the heart of postwar Britain's secret history.

Missing Presumed Murdered Book

Missing Presumed Murdered


  • Author : Dick Kirby
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword True Crime
  • Release Date : 2022-05-30
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781399093477

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Missing Presumed Murdered Excerpt :

Murders in any form, and the more gruesome the better, hold a morbid fascination to the British public but never more so than when the bodies of the victims are never found. Aside from the lack of closure for relatives and friends, this factor creates problems for police and prosecutors and has macabre appeal for the public. Muriel McKay, wife of a senior News of the World Executive was kidnapped in 1969. Although her body, believed to have been fed to pigs, was never found, the perpetrators were convicted. The same fate was suffered by the business partner of a Polish farmer. James Camb murdered a glamorous actress feeding her to sharks but this did not stop women flocking to see him in court. John Haigh confessed to disposing of his nine victims in acid. Again, his trial was a sell-out. Dick Kirby, former Scotland Yard detective turned best-selling crime writer has ‘unearthed’ a fascinating collection of disappearances such as the dismemberment of a gay man’s wife who had threatened to expose him in the 1950s. Later, when a woman’s head was discovered near his home, he confessed only to find that it dated from Roman times. These and numerous other cases make Missing, Presumed Murdered a riveting, if grisly, read

Brighton Crime and Vice  1800 2000 Book

Brighton Crime and Vice 1800 2000


  • Author : Douglas D'Enno
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Brighton (England)
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845630300

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Brighton Crime and Vice 1800 2000 Excerpt :

Brighton has a dark side - it has a well-deserved reputation as a hotbed of crime. Robbery, violence, murder and every type of vice have flourished in this seaside town. In this book, Douglas d'Enno records, in graphic detail, two centuries of this criminal history in all its shocking variety.

Brighton Belle Book
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Brighton Belle


  • Author : Sara Sheridan
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496701190

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Brighton Belle Excerpt :

After WWII, a woman settles in a seaside town—where her old intelligence skills come in surprisingly handy: “Great fun.”—James Runcie, author of the Grantchester mysteries In post-World War II England, former Secret Service operative Mirabelle Bevan becomes embroiled in a new kind of intrigue . . . 1951: In the popular seaside town of Brighton, it’s time for Mirabelle Bevan to move beyond her tumultuous wartime years and start anew. Accepting a job at a debt collection agency seems a step toward a more tranquil life. But as she follows up on a routine loan to Romana Laszlo, a pregnant Hungarian refugee who’s recently come off the train from London, Mirabelle’s instincts for spotting deception are stirred when the woman is reported dead, along with her unborn child. After encountering a social-climbing doctor with a sudden influx of wealth and Romana’s sister, who seems far from bereaved and doesn’t sound Hungarian, Mirabelle decides to dig deeper into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. Aided by her feisty sidekick—a fellow office worker named Vesta Churchill (“no relation to Winston,” as she explains)—Mirabelle unravels a web of evil that stretches from the Brighton beachfront to the darkest corners of Europe. Putting her own life at risk, she must navigate a lethal labyrinth of lies and danger to expose the truth. “[An] entertaining series launch . . . Mirabelle is indeed a lady, even when she’s climbing over back fences and knocking back whiskey.” —Publishers Weekly

Brighton Crime   Vice  1800   2000 Book

Brighton Crime Vice 1800 2000


  • Author : Douglas d'Enno
  • Publisher : Grub Street Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007-07-19
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783408108

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Brighton Crime Vice 1800 2000 Excerpt :

Two centuries of true crime—the murders, the scandals, and the vice—all of which stain the history of this world-famous seaside British resort city. While renowned as a place of culture, fun, and tourism, the town of Brighton, England has a dark side—and a shockingly well-deserved reputation as a hotbed of crime. Robbery, violence, murder, and every type of vice have flourished in this seaside town. And in this compelling book, the author records in graphic detail two centuries of this criminal history in all its morbid variety. Using a convenient A to Z format, crimes against people and property are documented, including murders, assaults, rapes, thefts, and cases of arson. The subterranean world of vice is revealed as well including prostitution—of course—but also public immorality of all kinds such as intimidation, racketeering, blackmail, official corruption involving both politicians and the police, and the entire sordid world of drugs. This unique guide to Brighton’s underworld will be an essential work of reference for readers who want to learn about the town’s hidden history and for those who are fascinated by the circumstances and the psychology of crime.

Policing and Criminology Book

Policing and Criminology


  • Author : Craig Paterson
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2011-07-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0857254146

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Policing and Criminology Excerpt :

A concise and up to date introduction to criminology for those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing, police studies and related subjects. It provides an introduction to criminological perspectives on the development of the police service over the last 200 years alongside an overview of contemporary themes. Key topics include the changing role of policing, police governance and accountability, policing philosophies and strategies and the globalisation of policing. The book also examines the role criminology has played in the modernisation agenda and police reform, the shift to evidence-led policing, and the relationship between criminological theory and police practice.

Landmark Cases in Public Law Book

Landmark Cases in Public Law


  • Author : Satvinder Juss
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782255567

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Landmark Cases in Public Law Excerpt :

Landmark Cases in Public Law answers the need for an historical examination of the leading cases in this field, an examination which is largely absent from the standard textbooks and journal articles of the day. Adopting a contextualised historical approach, this collection of essays by leading specialists in the field provides both an explanation of the importance and impact of the chosen decisions, as well as doctrinal analysis. This approach enables each author to throw light on the driving forces behind the judicial outcomes, and shows how the final reasoning of the court was ultimately as much dependent upon such human factors as the attitudes, conduct, and personalities of the parties, their witnesses, their counsel, and the judges, as the drive to seek legal realignment with the political developments that were widely perceived to be taking place. In this way, this form of analysis provides an exposition of the true stories behind these landmark cases in public law.

London Calling Book
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London Calling


  • Author : Sara Sheridan
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496701237

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London Calling Excerpt :

In 1950s England, a debutante disappears from a Soho jazz club, pulling a pair of sleuths into a seedy underworld, in this “series that deserves a long run” (Booklist). In the years following World War II, former Secret Service employee Mirabelle Bevan can’t seem to resist an attraction to danger and a thirst for justice . . . The mysterious disappearance of eighteen-year-old debutante Rose Bellamy Gore, last seen outside a Soho jazz club in the company of a saxophone player named Lindon Claremont, has the London tabloids in a frenzy. When Lindon turns up in Brighton desperately seeking help, Mirabelle counsels him to cooperate with the authorities. But after the local police take the musician into custody and ship him off to Scotland Yard, Mirabelle and her best friend, Vesta Churchill, decide to take matters into their own hands. After hopping a train to London, Mirabelle and Vesta scour smoky jazz clubs searching for clues to the deb’s disappearance. What they find is a sinister underworld where the price of admission can be one’s life. Mirabelle will need to draw on her espionage skills to improvise her way out of a disappearing act of her own . . . Praise for the writing of Sara Sheridan and London Calling “Mirabelle Bevan’s second case takes her into the divided worlds of underground jazz clubs and missing debutantes. As a British historical mystery, this fits the bill.” —RT Book Reviews “An extraordinarily rich historical.” —Publishers Weekly “Great fun. The world needs Mirabelle’s feistiness, intelligence, and charm.” —James Runcie, author of the Grantchester mysteries