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Discretionary justice : pardon and parole in New York from the revolution to the Depression

Author: Carolyn Strange
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2017.
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"The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right of kings. Why did New York retain this mode of discretionary justice after the Revolution? And how did the advent of the penitentiary and the introduction of parole transform governors' use of their prerogative? This text answers these questions by mining previously unexplored evidence held in official pardon registers, clemency case files, reports of prisoner  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Strange
ISBN: 9781479843619 147984361X
OCLC Number: 1132123781
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 21 novembre 2017).
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"The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right of kings. Why did New York retain this mode of discretionary justice after the Revolution? And how did the advent of the penitentiary and the introduction of parole transform governors' use of their prerogative? This text answers these questions by mining previously unexplored evidence held in official pardon registers, clemency case files, reports of prisoner aid associations, and parole hearing records."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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