City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago / Edition 1

City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago / Edition 1

by Michael Willrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 052179403X

ISBN-13: 9780521794039

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What could be more "liberal" than believing in society's responsibility for crime—that crime is less the product of free will than of poverty and other social forces beyond the individual's control? And what could be more "progressive" than the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, justice? This work of social, cultural, and legal

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What could be more "liberal" than believing in society's responsibility for crime—that crime is less the product of free will than of poverty and other social forces beyond the individual's control? And what could be more "progressive" than the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, justice? This work of social, cultural, and legal history uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of the two protean concepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521794039
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Transformations: 1. The price of justice; 2. A managerial revolution; 3. Rethinking responsibility for a social age; 4. Socializing the law; Part II. Practices: Interlude: Socialized Law in Action; 5. 'Keep sober, work, and support his family': the court of domestic relations; 6. 'To protect her from the greed as well as the passions of man': the morals court; 7. 'Upon the threshold of manhood': the boys' court; 8. 'Keep the life stream pure': the psychopathic laboratory; Part III. Misgivings: 9. America's first war on crime; Afterword.

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