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Criminal justice in the United States, 1789-1939

Author: Elizabeth Dale
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: New histories of American law.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book chronicles the development of criminal law in America, from the beginning of the constitutional era (1789) through the rise of the New Deal order (1939). Elizabeth Dale discusses the changes in criminal law during that period, tracing shifts in policing, law, the courts, and punishment. She also analyzes the role that popular justice - lynch mobs, vigilance committees, law-and-order societies, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Criminal justice in the United States, 1789-1939.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011009932
(OCoLC)708761871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Dale
ISBN: 9781139115698 1139115693 9781139128520 1139128523 9780511920158 0511920156 9781139117869 1139117866 1283298643 9781283298643
OCLC Number: 759152358
Notes: Machine generated contents note: 1. Criminal justice and the nation, 1789-1860; 2. Law and justice in the states, 1789-1839; 3. Law vs. justice in the states, 1840-1865; 4. States and nation, 1860-1900; 5. Criminal justice, 1900-1935; 6. Rights and the turn to law, 1937-1939.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 184 pages).
Contents: Introduction : a government of men, not laws --
Criminal justice and the nation, 1789-1860 --
Crime and justice in the states, 1789-1839 --
Law versus justice in the states, 1840-1865 --
States and nation, 1860-1900 --
Criminal justice, 1900-1936 --
Rights and the turn to law, 1937-1939.
Series Title: New histories of American law.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Dale.

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