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A history of modern American criminal justice

Author: Joseph F Spillane; David B Wolcott
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This text focuses on the modern aspects of the history of criminal justice, from 1900 to the present. A unique thematic approach, rather than a chronological approach, sets this book apart from comparable books on the subject, with chapters organized around themes such as policing, courts, due process, and prison and punishment. Making connections between history and contemporary criminal justice systems,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph F Spillane; David B Wolcott
ISBN: 9781412981330 1412981336 9781412981347 1412981344
OCLC Number: 811427167
Description: xi, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The challenge of policing, 1830s-1920s --
Progressivism and the courts, 1890s-1920s --
Punishment in the progressive era, 1890s-1930s --
Dark days in the South, 1870s-1930s --
Criminal justice research and professionalism, 1920s-1960s --
Liberalism's twin revolutions, 1930-1960s --
The expanding federal state, 1920s-1990s --
The politics of law and order, 1960s-2000s --
American criminal justice in global context, 1800s-2000s.
Responsibility: Joseph F. Spillane, David B. Wolcott.

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Focuses on the modern aspects of the Criminal Justice, from 1900 to the present. This book offers students the advanced in historical scholarship that made relevant to their needs as future  Read more...

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