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Mary Fraser is a social researcher, for the last 15 years working on the history of police work in Britain.

Her current interest is in the extended social role of the police, particularly during the First World War. She held senior academic and public appointments in England and Scotland along with research grants and awards. She is an experienced international public speaker and presenter.

Mary is currently an Honorary Research Associate for SCCJR.

Relevant publications

Fraser, M. “Police as Ploughmen”: temporary release to help farmers in the food crisis of First World War Britain. Cultural & Social History. Published online 5 August 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780038.2021.1958443

Fraser, M. (2020) Policing the Ploughs. History Today. Vol 70, Issue 5, May pp. 58-65

Fraser, M. (2019) Policing the Home Front, 1914-1918: The control of the British population at war. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. Part of the Routledge Series in First World War History.



University of Glasgow

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Policing and Security

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