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Bandits and 'bad characters': law as anthropological practice in Cyprus, c. 1900

Bryant, Rebecca (2003) Bandits and 'bad characters': law as anthropological practice in Cyprus, c. 1900. Law and History Review, 21 (2). pp. 243-270. ISSN 0738-2480

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Identification Number: 10.2307/3595092

Abstract

In the handbook for Cypriot police officers published in 1896 by the island's British colonial administration, there is a passage that appears at first innocuous but that had important resonances for the development of legal and political statuses in Cyprus of the period. Under the section “Police Duties” and the subheading “Constables,” the handbook notes that “[c]onstables are expected to possess such knowledge of the inhabitants of their District as to enable them readily to recognize them. They are to be instructed to watch unceasingly all persons having no visible means of support, and obtain knowledge of all suspected thieves, idle and disorderly persons, and disorderly houses.”

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2003 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 11:55
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2013 11:55
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53004

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