Colonial officers parade in front of Hong Kong’s Victoria Prison complex in this undated image.Colonial officers parade in front of Hong Kong’s Victoria Prison complex in this undated image.
Colonial officers parade in front of Hong Kong’s Victoria Prison complex in this undated image.

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History of police, prisons and punishment during colonial Hong Kong and a force labelled ‘the most disgusting squad which ever disgraced a British colony’

  • Vague criminal codes, unruly police officers and advice to sleep with loaded pistols marked the early years of colonial Hong Kong
  • The histories of the colony’s police, courts and jails are vividly bought to life in the book Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong

Topic |   History
Colonial officers parade in front of Hong Kong’s Victoria Prison complex in this undated image.Colonial officers parade in front of Hong Kong’s Victoria Prison complex in this undated image.
Colonial officers parade in front of Hong Kong’s Victoria Prison complex in this undated image.
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