Posted: October 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
A new book (actually a reissue) in the RAS Hong Kong series, Sheila Hamilton’s Watching over Hong Kong: Private Policing 1841-1941. Blurb and cover as ever below:
“Watching Over Hong Kong is a welcome addition to the historical literature, plugging an important gap and providing a comprehensive and impressive account of the emergence of private security in Hong Kong. Sheilah Hamilton has undertaken some striking historical research and presents her findings in a highly readable and engaging style. The book will be compelling reading for anyone studying or with an interest in security, policing or the history of Hong Kong.” — Dr. Mark Button, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth
- 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.
- Demonstrates how the foundation stones of today’s structure of public-private policing in Hong Kong were laid down.
- Will appeal to historians, sociologists as well as police officers, security managers employed in different areas of commerce and firms providing security products.
Sheilah E. Hamilton is a forensic scientist and fire investigator who has worked closely with the territory’s public police and private security sectors for more than forty years.