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Police StoriesBuilding the French State, 1815-1851$
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John Merriman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195072532

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.001.0001

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Getting Fired

Getting Fired

(p.65) 3 Getting Fired
Police Stories

John Merriman (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter discusses the dismissal of commissaire de police, the nightmare of révocation. The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, bringing about a change in regime and, in the latter case, the Second Republic, also brought inevitable political purges. However, policemen also faced dismissal because they lacked professional competence, fell into disrepute for perceived moral failings (drunkenness, indebtedness, homosexuality, etc.). The risk of denunciations, anonymous and otherwise, is also considered.

Keywords:   dismissal, révocation, 1830 Revolution, 1848 Revolution, the Second Republic, political purges, professional competence, denunciations

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