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What could be more "liberal" than believing in society's responsibility for crime--that crime is less the product of free will than of poverty and other social forces beyond the individual's control? And what could be more "progressive" than the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, justice? This work of social, cultural, and legal history uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of the two protean concepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century.

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What could be more "liberal" than believing in society's responsibility for crime--that crime is less the product of free will than of poverty and other social forces beyond the individual's control? And what could be more "progressive" than the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, justice? This work of social, cultural, and legal history uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of the two protean concepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century.

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Willrich uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of two protean concepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century: the modern ideas of social responsibility for crime and the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, justice.

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Contesting concepts of crime, and social justice in nineteenth-century industrial America.

Table of Contents

Part I. Transformations: 1. The price of justice; 2. A managerial revolution; 3. Rethinking responsibility for a social age; 4. Socializing the law; Part II. Practices: Interlude: Socialized Law in Action; 5. 'Keep sober, work, and support his family': the court of domestic relations; 6. 'To protect her from the greed as well as the passions of man': the morals court; 7. 'Upon the threshold of manhood': the boys' court; 8. 'Keep the life stream pure': the psychopathic laboratory; Part III. Misgivings: 9. America's first war on crime; Afterword.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521794039
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher
Author:
Willrich, Michael
Author:
Tomlins, Christopher
Location:
New York
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Social justice
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
Series Volume:
4425-4426
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w illus. 8 tables
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.14x6.04x.91 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , What could be more "liberal" than believing in society's responsibility for crime--that crime is less the product of free will than of poverty and other social forces beyond the individual's control? And what could be more "progressive" than the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, justice? This work of social, cultural, and legal history uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of the two protean concepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century.
"Synopsis" by , Willrich uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of two protean concepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century: the modern ideas of social responsibility for crime and the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, justice.
"Synopsis" by , Contesting concepts of crime, and social justice in nineteenth-century industrial America.
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