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Crime and punishment in America

Author: David B Wolcott; Tom Head
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2010.
Series: American experience (Facts on File, Inc.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the development of crime and punishment in the United States, from the criminal justice practices of American Indians and the influence of colonists to the mistreatment of slaves, as well as such current criminal issues as the response to international terrorism.
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History
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Wolcott, David B.
Crime and punishment in America.
New York : Facts on File, ©2010
(DLC) 2008013372
(OCoLC)214322880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David B Wolcott; Tom Head
ISBN: 9781438126890 1438126891
OCLC Number: 610030203
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 417 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Old crimes in the New World, 1500-1699 --
A new system of justice, 1700-1789 --
The American experiment, 1790-1829 --
The American city, 1830-1854 --
A nation dissolved, 1855-1869 --
East and West, 1870-1889 --
The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1890-1913 --
Bootleggers and G-men, 1914-1933 --
World War II and the Cold War, 1934-1957 --
Civil disobedience and civic reform, 1958-1970 --
A crisis of confidence, 1971-1981 --
Responding to urban crime, 1982-1992 --
Crime and justice as public issues, 1993 to present.
Series Title: American experience (Facts on File, Inc.)
Responsibility: David B. Wolcott and Tom Head.

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From the first incident of petty theft to modern media piracy, crime and punishment have been a part of every society. This title examines the development of crime and punishment in the United States  Read more...

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