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History of criminal justice

Author: Mark Jones; Peter Johnstone, (Professor of criminal justice)
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements. Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, Mark (Gerald Mark).
History of criminal justice.
(DLC) 2011292705
(OCoLC)757936477
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Jones; Peter Johnstone, (Professor of criminal justice)
ISBN: 9781317522461 131752246X
OCLC Number: 891589732
Notes: Herbert A. Johnson's name appears first on the earlier edition.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 398 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND DEDICATION; Contents; CHAPTER 1 Introduction; Crime; Crime and Sin; Endnotes; CHAPTER 2 Criminal Justice in Ancient Times; Homicide; Biblical Israel; Athens; Rome; Sex Offenses; Biblical Israel; Athens; Rome; Theft; Biblical Israel; Athens; Rome; Criminal Procedure and Sanctions; Biblical Israel; Athens; Rome; Summary; References; Endnotes; CHAPTER 3 Medieval Crime and Punishment Before the Lateran Council of 1215; Dark Ages, Gavelkind, and Outlawry; Vengeance, Wergild, and Dooms; Oaths, Ordeals, Torture, and Bier-Right. The Fourth Lateran Council, Glanvill, and Royal JusticesSummary; References; Endnote; CHAPTER 4 From the Lateran Councils to the Renaissance (c. 1150-1550); The French Inquisitorial System, Burning at the Stake, and Criminal Trials for Animals; The English Jury System, Pressing Confessions, and Boiling to Death; Commercial Revolution, Rising Populations, and Rising Crime; Medieval Penology, Royal Prisons, and French Dungeons; Summary; References; CHAPTER 5 Criminal Justice and the English Constitution up to 1689; English Constitutionalism and the Divine Right of Kings. Religion, Politics, and Criminal JusticeRegicide, the Civil War, and Law Reform (1640-1660); Restoration, Glorious Revolution, Hanging Judges, and Serial Killing in Paris; Summary; References; Endnotes; CHAPTER 6 Criminal Justice on the North American Colonial Frontier (1607-1700); Virginia under Military Law; The Old Dominion and English Law; Plymouth and a New Basis for Government; The Special Situation in New England; Policing Seventeenth-Century America; Criminal Justice and Slavery; Summary; References; CHAPTER 7 The Enlightenment and Criminal Justice. The Age of Reason, the Need for Safety, and Forbidden BooksThe Beginning of the End for Secret Procedures; Clarity in Law; Equality in Application; Procedural Guarantees, Abolition of Torture, Public Spanking, and Gendercide; The Birth of Penology, Criminal Insanity, and Swift Executions; Clarifying English Law and Blueprints for America; The "Bloody Code," Newgate Executions, and Old Bailey; Parliamentary Reform and Royal Pardons; Criminal Anthropologists; Early Criminal Statistics and Criminalistics; Summary; References; Endnotes; CHAPTER 8 The American Revolution and Criminal Justice. Procedural Rights in Colonial AmericaFreedom of the Press; Fair Trial in Violent Times; Patriots, Loyalists, and Those "In Between"; Penology in Revolutionary America; The New Constitutions and Criminal Justice; Summary; References; Endnotes; CHAPTER 9 Early American Penology, European Prisons, and Australia; Initial Steps in Prison Reform; Pennsylvania versus Auburn; Bringing Hope to the Prisons: Maconochie and Crofton; Houses of Correction and Juvenile Reformatories; Insanity, Criminal Responsibility, and Penology; Summary; References; Endnotes.
Responsibility: Mark Jones, Peter Johnstone.

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