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Bounty Hunters, Marshals, and Sheriffs: Forward to the Past

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Publisher Comments:

Sheriffs, marshals, and bounty hunters are remembered as relics of our Wild West past. Pope looks at these agents of the law who operate outside police departments, particularly their roles in urban areas. She examines reasons for becoming a sheriff, marshal (usually appointed and not elected), or bounty hunter, as well as employment requirements, responsibilities, and relationships with local police and city officials. Pope argues ultimately that these law enforcers, to a much greater degree than the police, threaten low-income people. Urban sheriffs do not make arrests, but rather serve summonses, track down scofflaws, and confiscate property. Marshals carry out evictions. Bounty hunters are usually armed and work often in urban areas, hunting down wanted persons for a variety of crimes. Although they are not policemen, they are authorized to capture people and can do so without the restrictions imposed on traditional law enforcement officers.

Pope focuses her attention on sheriffs, marshals, and bounty hunters in Arizona, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York. She examines their activities in the nineteenth century and today, providing interviews with sheriffs, marshals, bounty hunters, policemen, and with people who have been pursued by them. A work of interest to students, researchers, and citizens concerned with the workings of the U.S. criminal justice system.

Book News Annotation:

Political scientist Pope describes the positions most Americans think safely entombed in the past, showing that they not only still exist, but still have important roles and are dangerous shoes to fill. She interweaves statistical data, true stories, and interviews into explanations of who the people are, what they do, and why and compares them with their 19th-century counterparts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Sheriffs, marshals, and bounty hunters are remembered as relics of our Wild West past. Pope looks at these agents of the law who operate outside police departments, particularly their roles in urban areas.

Synopsis:

Looks at bounty hunters and other law enforcement agents who operate outside police departments and often outside the law.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Bounty Hunters

City Marshals and City Sheriffs

United States Marshals

County Sheriffs

Conclusion

Summary

Rcommendations

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275946296
Author:
Pope, Jacqueline
Publisher:
Praeger Publishers
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Fugitives from justice
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
United states marshals
Subject:
Private investigators -- United States.
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9.58x6.38x.77 in. .98 lbs.

Related Subjects

Business » Accounting and Finance
Business » General
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Crime » Enforcement and Investigation
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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"Synopsis" by , Sheriffs, marshals, and bounty hunters are remembered as relics of our Wild West past. Pope looks at these agents of the law who operate outside police departments, particularly their roles in urban areas.
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