Popular Justice A History of American Criminal Justice

ISBN-10: 0195074513
ISBN-13: 9780195074512
Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)
Authors: Samuel Walker
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.19" wide x 5.51" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

This popular one-volume analysis of the evolution of American criminal justice places contemporary issues of crime and justice in historical perspective. Walker identifies the major periods in the development of the American system of criminal justice, from the small institutions of the colonial period to the creation of the police, the prison, and the juvenile court in the nineteenth century and the search for professionalism in the twentieth century. He argues that the democratic tradition is responsible for the worst as well as the best in the history of criminal justice in the United States. Offering a challenging perspective on current controversies in the administration of criminal justice in light of historical origins, the author explores the evolving conflict between the advocates of crime control and the advocates of due process. Now in its second edition, Popular Justice has been completely revised to include the most recent scholarship on crime and justice. Walker has updated his analysis of the history of American criminal justice and explores the tension between popular passions and the rule of law. He examines changing patterns in criminal activity, the institutional development of the system of criminal justice, and the major issues concerning the administration of justice. Timely and comprehensive, this text will be useful for courses in criminal justice, legal history, and criminology.

Samuel Walker has taught at University of Nebraska at Omaha for three decades. He is the author of 11 books and numerous articles on policing, the history of criminal justice, public policy on crime and the issues of civil liberties. He also has written books on the control of judicial discretion in the criminal justice system, hate crimes, race and ethnicity in American criminal justice, and the relationship between rights and the community in American society.

Preface
Introduction: The Paradox of Popular Justice
The Colonial Era
Crime and Social Control in Colonial America
Building the Criminal Justice System
New Forms of Social Control: The Modern Police, 1820-1900
The Prison and Other New Instruments of Control, 1820-1900
Completing the System: Reform in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920
The Modern Era: Crime Control Versus Justice
Consolidation and Change, 1920-1960
National Crisis over Crime and Justice, 1960-1975
Criminal Justice in a Conservative Era, 1975-1995
Notes
Index

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