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The social history of crime and punishment in America. An encyclopedia. 5 vols.

Publisher: London : Sage Publications 2012.
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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. This five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781412988766 1412988764
OCLC Number: 768569594
Awards: Winner of Library Journal Best Reference Source Award 2012.
Description: 1712 pages
Responsibility: Wilbur R. Miller.

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This comprehensive and authoratative four-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present.  Read more...

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