History of Criminal Justice

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Routledge, Apr 8, 2010 - History - 400 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 now concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security.



  • Each chapter enhanced with supplemental boxes: "timeline," "time capsule," and "featured outlaw."
  • Chapters also contain discussion questions, notes and problems.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Criminal Justice in Ancient Times
21
Chapter 3 Medieval Crime and Punishment Before the Lateran Council of 1215
45
Chapter 4 From the Lateran Councils to the Renaissance c 11501550
65
Chapter 5 Criminal Justice and the English Constitution to 1689
85
Chapter 6 Criminal Justice on the North American Colonial Frontier 16071700
105
Chapter 7 The Enlightenment and Criminal Justice
131
Chapter 8 The American Revolution and Criminal Justice
157
Chapter 10 Early NineteenthCentury Law Enforcement
207
Chapter 11 Turning Points in Constitutionalism and Criminal Justice 17871910
237
Chapter 12 Penology and Corrections in Modern America
265
Chapter 13 The Rise of Criminal Justice Professionalism
291
The Era of Homeland Security
333
Chapter 15 Epilogue
369
Index
375
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Chapter 9 Freedom and Prisons in the Land of the Free
181

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Mark Jones is Assistant Keeper, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. He is the author of "The Art of the Medal", "Medals of the Sun King", "The Dance of Death", and "Contemporary British Medals", and editor of "The Medal" and "M?dailles".

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