History of Criminal Justice

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Routledge, Jul 11, 2011 - History - 448 pages
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Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements.

Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European, British, French and American history, this text provides the opportunity for comparisons of crime and punishment over boundaries of national histories. The text concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security.

* Spans all of western history, and examines the core beliefs about human nature and society that informed the development of criminal justice systems. The fifth edition gives increased coverage of American law enforcement, corrections, and legal systems * Each chapter is enhanced with supplemental "Timeline," "Time Capsule," and "Featured Outlaw" boxes as well as discussion questions, notes and problems * Contains discussion questions, notes, learning objectives, key terms lists, biographical vignettes of key historical figures, and "History Today" exercises to engage the reader and encourage critical thinking


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Criminal Justice in Ancient Times
Medieval Crime and Punishment Before the Lateran Council of 1215
From the Lateran Councils to the Renaissance c 11501550
Criminal Justice and the English Constitution up to 1689
Criminal Justice on the North American Colonial Frontier 16071700
The Enlightenment and Criminal Justice
The American Revolution and Criminal Justice
Early NineteenthCentury Law Enforcement
Turning Points in Criminal Justice 17871910
Corrections in Modern America
Law Enforcement Professionalism and the Establishment of a Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice and Terrorism

Early American Penology European Prisons and Australia

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About the author (2011)

Mark Jones is Professor of Criminal Justice at East Carolina University. He has authored or co-authored books on the History of Criminal Justice, Community Corrections, Criminals of the Bible, and Criminal Justice Pioneers in U.S. History. Along with Peter Johnstone, he is authoring a text for Anderson Publishing titled Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century: Global and Domestic Attacks since 9/11. His research interests include community corrections, religion and crime, underage drinking, and assassinations.

Peter Johnstone is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas. He has authored books on the History of Criminal Justice, Crime and Policing Crime, Drugs and Drug Trafficking, and Introduction to Criminal Justice and Financial Laws. He is currently co-authoring a book on university campus safety with Eric Coleman, and with Mark Jones he is authoring a text for Anderson Publishing titled Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century: Global and Domestic Attacks since 9/11. His research interests include legal history, medieval criminal law, and ecclesiastical law and the use of Benefit of Clergy in Colonial America. He has taught in the UK, Frace, Lithuania, and the USA.

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