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Crime and Punishment in American Historyby Lawrence Friedman
Synopses & Reviews
A history of the criminal justice system from colonial times to the present argues that the evolution of the criminal justice system has reflected transformations in American culture, economics, politics, and social structure
In a panoramic history of our criminal justice system from Colonial times to today, one of our foremost legal thinkers shows how America fashioned a system of crime and punishment in its own image.
About the Author
Lawrence M. Friedman is Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University. he is also the author nof many books, including A History of American Law, Total Justice, The Republic of Choice, and The Roots of Justice.
Table of Contents
Tight little islands: criminal justice in the Colonial Period — From the Revolution to the close of the Nineteenth Century — Criminal justice in the Twentieth Century.
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