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In this first national, cross-regional study of lynching and criminal justice, Michael J. Pfeifer investigates the pervasive and persistent commitment to "rough justice" that characterized rural and working class areas of most of the United States in the late nineteenth century. Defining rough justice as the harsh, informal, and often communal punishment of perceived criminal behavior, Pfeifer examines the influence of race, gender, and class on understandings of criminal justice and shows how they varied across regions. He argues that lynching only ended when 'rough justice" enthusiasts compromised with middle-class advocates of due process by revamping the death penalty into an efficient, technocratic, and highly racialized mechanism of retributive justice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252074059
Author:
Pfeifer, Michael J.
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Credits:
Sang-soo, Im
Credits:
Yun-Shik, Baek
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
United States Social conditions.
Subject:
African Americans - Civil rights - History -
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 line drawings
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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