Christopher Tomlins is Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Among other books, he is author of Law, Labor and Ideology in the Early American Republic, winner of the James Willard Hurst book prize of the Law and Society Association and of the American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold prize, both in 1994. His research encompasses the relationship between labor, colonization, and law in early America, the history of the concept of police in Anglo-American law and politics and the historical interactions of law and social science.
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.