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A History of Modern American Criminal Justice

A History of Modern American Criminal Justice

November 2012 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A History of Modern Criminal Justice focuses on the modern aspects of the subject, from 1900 to the present. A unique thematic rather than a chronological approach sets this book apart from the competition, with chapters organized around themes such as policing, courts, due process, and prison and punishment. Making connections between history and contemporary criminal justice systems, structures and processes, A History of Modern Criminal Justice offers students the latest in historical scholarship, made relevant to their needs as future practitioners in the field.

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Challenge of Policing
Chapter 3. Progressivism and the Courts
Chapter 4. Punishment in the Progressive Era
Chapter 5. Dark Days in the South
Chapter 6. Criminal Justice Research and Professionalism, 1920s-1960s
Chapter 7. Liberalism’s Twin Revolutions, 1930-1960s
Chapter 8. The Expanding State, 1930s-1990s
Chapter 9. The Politics of Law and Order, 1960s-2000s
Chapter 10. Criminal Justice Goes Global
Key features

Key Features

  • Presents modern coverage of the history of criminal justice from 1900 to the present, giving students a foundation from which to explore major concepts in the field of criminal justice.
  • A thematic rather than chronological approach provides a unique and refreshing organization.
  • A pedagogically-based photo and graphics program helps bring the content to life for the reader.
  • A timeline highlights the chronological development of the field.
  • A case study feature offers compelling stories of important figures in the history of criminal justice.
  • A feature called "What's the evidence?" introduces students to the challenges of thinking historically.

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CH 6

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