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Watching Over Hong Kong free pdf The book traces the colourful and often complex history of private policing in Hong Kong during the first century of the territory's development under British rule. In this pioneering study, Hamilton shows that, from the earliest days of British rule, the Colonial Administration introduced harsh legislation to control Chinese Watchmen who were employed to protect the fledgling Colony's property in the absence of an effective public Police Force. She examines the growth in different Hong Kong Government departments of what would now be regarded as "hybrid" police and argues that the existence of such posts within the civil service resulted in greater social control of the local Chinese community at minimal extra expense.Amongst the topics of private security explored are: the impact of the few private security personnel engaged by local Chinese organizations such as the Nam Pak Hong, Tung Wah Hospital and Po Leung Kuk- the evolution of the District Watch Force from a force engaged in purely local security duties to an arm of the Hong Kong Government involved in non-security matters- and the unique system of Village Guards and Scouts in the New Territories.

About Sheilah Hamilton

Sheilah E. Hamilton is a forensic scientist and Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong. She has worked closely with the territory's public police and private security sectors for nearly forty years.

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Author : Sheilah Hamilton
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Data Published : 15 September 2008
ISBN : 9622099009
EAN : 9789622099005
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 230 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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