Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment in America
Description

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia is a five-volume work which surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia will: explicate philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; chart changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identify major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explore evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.

Wilbur R. Miller, ed.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2012
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30089
Access
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