Crime and Punishment: A History of the Criminal Justice System / Edition 2by Mitchel P. Roth
Pub. Date: 06/02/2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Coupling historical analysis with recent trends, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: A HISTORY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 2e delivers a comprehensive examination of the history of the criminal justice system--from its roots in the ancient world and Great Britain through the 21st Century impact of terrorism and white collar crime on criminal justice institutions,… See more details below
Coupling historical analysis with recent trends, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: A HISTORY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 2e delivers a comprehensive examination of the history of the criminal justice system--from its roots in the ancient world and Great Britain through the 21st Century impact of terrorism and white collar crime on criminal justice institutions, including the courts, police, and prisons. Written by a historian and criminologist, the book demonstrates how history has shaped the present criminal justice system and how it affects public policy being established today. It offers intriguing insight into the people--such as Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover--and events--like the Innocence Project--that impacted the evolution of the American system. It also examines the issues challenging today's system, such as Ponzi schemes, medical marijuana, the Second Chance Act, faith-based initiatives, prison gangs, and much more.
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Table of Contents
PREFACE. 1. From Customs to Codes: Criminal Justice in the Ancient World. 2. English Criminal Justice Traditions (570-1725). 3. Criminal Justice in Early America (1597-1740). 4. Criminal Justice in Revolutionary Times (1718-1797). 5. Criminal Justice in the New Nation (1777-1834). 6. Criminal Justice in Antebellum America (1817-1857). 7. Criminal Justice in Civil War America (1856-1876). 8. Criminal Justice in Victorian America (1870-1901). 9. Criminal Justice in the Progressive Era (1898-1928). 10. Criminal Justice in the Crisis Decades (1919-1938). 11. Criminal Justice at Mid-Century (1941-1959). 12. Nationalization of Criminal Justice (1960-1979). 13. Criminal Justice at the End of the Twentieth Century (1980-2000). 14. Criminal Justice in the Age of Terrorism (2000-2010). GLOSSARY. WHO'S WHO IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE HISTORY. INDEX.
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