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Crime, justice and retribution in the American West, 1850/1900

Author: Jeremy Agnew
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This history focuses on how criminals came into conflict with the law and how the law responded. The process is described in detail, from the occurrence of common crimes of the day--such as train robbery and cattle theft--to the methods of apprehending criminals to their adjudication and punishment by incarceration, flogging or hanging"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Agnew, Jeremy.
Crime, Justice and retribution in the American West, 1850-1900.
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017
(OCoLC)982121235
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Agnew
ISBN: 9781476664477 1476664471
OCLC Number: 959536023
Description: vii, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The criminal classes --
Petty crimes --
Stagecoach robbers and train bandits --
Cattle rustling and horse theft --
Mayhem and murder --
Personal violence and gunfights --
Discrimination and hate crimes --
Officers of the law --
Lawmen by any other name --
Pursuit and capture --
Lawyers and judges --
Trials and errors --
Retribution and punishment --
Military discipline.
Responsibility: Jeremy Agnew.

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To provide a realistic account of criminal justice, this book provides a factual history of crime and punishment in the Old West from about 1850 to 1900. The focus is how criminals in the Old West  Read more...

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