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City of order : crime and society in Halifax, 1918-35

City of order : crime and society in Halifax, 1918-35

Author: Michael S Boudreau
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2012.
Series: Law and society
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

A groundbreaking exploration of the causes and consequences of Halifax's tough-on-crime measures in the interwar era.


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Boudreau
ISBN: 9780774822046 077482204X 9780774822060 0774822066
OCLC Number: 1139901011
Awards: Short-listed for The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association (Canada).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xii, 327 pages).
Contents: PrefaceIntroduction: Crime, the Rule of Law, and Society1 A City of Order in a Time of Turmoil: The Socio-Economic Contours of Interwar Halifax2 The Machinery of Law and Order3 The Social Perceptions of Crime and Criminals4 "Miscreants" and "Desperadoes": Halifax's "Criminal Class"5 Women, Crime, and the Law6 The Ethnic Dimensions of Crime and CriminalsConclusion: The Supremacy of Law and Order in HalifaxAppendicesNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Law and society
Responsibility: Michael Boudreau.


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For determined popular readers as well as serious scholars, Boudreau's book is worth plowing through to acquire an in-depth understanding of crime and working-class culture in interwar Halifax. It is Read more...

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