A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System

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Routledge, 3. sep. 2018 - 646 sider

This book offers a history of crime and the criminal justice system in America, written particularly for students of criminal justice and those interested in the history of crime and punishment. It follows the evolution of the criminal justice system chronologically and, when necessary, offers parallels between related criminal justice issues in different historical eras. From its antecedents in England to revolutionary times, to the American Civil War, right through the twentieth century to the age of terrorism, this book combines a wealth of resources with keen historical judgement to offer a fascinating account of the development of criminal justice in America. A new chapter brings the story up to date, looking at criminal justice through the Obama era and the early days of the Trump administration.

Each chapter is broken down into four crucial components related to the American criminal justice system from the historical perspective: lawmakers and the judiciary; law enforcement; corrections; and crime and punishment. A range of pedagogical features, including timelines of key events, learning objectives, critical thinking questions and sources, as well as a full glossary of key terms and a Who’s Who in Criminal Justice History, ensures that readers are well-equipped to navigate the immense body of knowledge related to criminal justice history.

Essential reading for Criminal Justice majors and historians alike, this book will be a fascinating text for anyone interested in the development of the American criminal justice system from ancient times to the present day.

 

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CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN VICTORIAN AMERICA 18761901
Key terms
CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN THE PROGRESSIVE ERA 19001919
CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN THE CRISIS DECADES 19201940
CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE AT THE END OF THE TWENTIETH
Law enforcement
Corrections
Crime and punishment

CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN EARLY AMERICA 15971740
CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN REVOLUTIONARY TIMES 17401797
CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN THE NEW NATION 17971834
The lawgivers
CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA 18351857
Notable trials
Key terms
CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN THE AGE OF TERRORISM 20002010
SOME CONCLUDING THOUGHTS AND OBSERVATIONS
Leaders of the Bureau of Investigation and the

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Mitchel P. Roth is Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University, USA, and is the author of Global Organized Crime, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2017).

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