Useful Resources

See the bibliography for more information on Charles Booth.

Parliamentary debates can be found on-line at

The debate about the Defence of the Realm Regulations can be found at

The debate about regulation 40D can be found at:

Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) was set up in 1903; see for example : or or

A commentary on the 1922 expenditure cuts, the 'Geddes Axe', can be found on-line at:,,99380,00.html.


L. Bland, '"Guardians of the Race", or "Vampires Upon the Nation’s Health"? Female Sexuality and its Regulation in Early Twentieth Century Britain', in E. Whitelegg et al (eds), The Changing Experience of Women (Oxford, 1982), pp. 373-88.

L. Jackson, '"Lady Cops" and "Decoy Doras": Gender, Surveillance and the Construction of Urban Knowledge, 1919-59', London Journal, 27 (2002), pp. 63-83.

L. Jackson, 'Care or Control? The Metropolitan Women Police and Child Welfare, 1919-1969', Historical Journal, 46 (2003), pp. 623-48.

L. Jackson, Women Police: Gender, Welfare and Surveillance in the Twentieth Century (Manchester, 2006).

P. Levine, "Walking the Streets in a Way No Decent Woman Should": Women Police in World War I', Journal of Modern History, 66 (1994), pp. 34-78.

A. Woollacott, '"Khaki Fever" and its Control: Gender, Class, Age and Sexual Morality on the British Homefront During the First World War', Journal of Contemporary History, 29 (1994), pp. 325-47.


WPC 18 Ellis and Inspector Clayden patrolling outside Bow Street Police Station, 1924 WPC 18 Ellis and Inspector Clayden patrolling outside Bow Street Police Station, 1924.