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dc.contributor.authorFinnane, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:17:31Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:17:31Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-06T06:00:44Z
dc.identifier.issn10439463en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10439460903281562en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30200
dc.description.abstractThe capacity of police to manage immigrant populations in times of conflict was developed in the course of the twentieth century through a multiplicity of techniques and strategies. Inter-agency and cross-jurisdictional capability for the ends of population surveillance and crime control was historically contingent on institutional initiatives that are rarely explored. An important origin of such capability in Australia was the Conference of Police Commissioners, first held in 1903. Its agenda after the First World War was pre-occupied with the management of aliens, the immigrant populations of Australia. This paper explores the institutional and political contexts that shaped the control of 'aliens' in Australia's early and mid-twentieth century with particular interest in the development of policing powers and techniques that operated within and without the crime control and prevention mandates that are most commonly associated with the modern public police. During these decades Australian police leaders, drawing on their own and international experience in two World Wars, expanded their vision of what policing of the alien demanded. By the early post-war years they sought universal surveillance of migrants through the still developing technologies of fingerprint and photographic databases. Their failure to achieve what they demanded at this time was a signal of their subordination in a politics of immigration that prioritised assimilation and integration of large new populations as a national undertaking.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom442en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto467en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolicing and Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolice Administration, Procedures and Practiceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160205en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210303en_US
dc.titleControlling the ‘alien’ in mid-twentieth century Australia: the origins and fate of a policing roleen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Policing and Society, Volume 19, Issue 4, 2009, Pages 442 - 467. Policing and Society is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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