History of Criminal Justice

History of Criminal Justice

Author: Mark Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781437734911

Category: Law

Page: 406

View: 212

Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements. Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European, British, French and American history, this text provides the opportunity for comparisons of crime and punishment over boundaries of national histories. The text concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security. * Spans all of western history, and examines the core beliefs about human nature and society that informed the development of criminal justice systems. The fifth edition gives increased coverage of American law enforcement, corrections, and legal systems * Each chapter is enhanced with supplemental "Timeline," "Time Capsule," and "Featured Outlaw" boxes as well as discussion questions, notes and problems * Contains discussion questions, notes, learning objectives, key terms lists, biographical vignettes of key historical figures, and "History Today" exercises to engage the reader and encourage critical thinking

A History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

A History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

Author: John Hostettler

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 9781904380511

Category: Law

Page: 347

View: 860

This brand new work charts all the main developments of criminal justice in England, from the genesis of Anglo-Saxon 'dooms' to the Common Law; struggles for political, legislative, and judicial ascendency; and the formation of the modern-day Criminal Justice System and Ministry of Justice. Amongst a wealth of topics, the book looks at the Rule of Law, the development of the criminal courts, police forces, the jury, justices of the peace, and individual crimes and punishments. It locates all the iconic events of legal history and law and order within a wider background and context in a way that emphasizes the subject's wealth and depth. Contents include: Origins of Criminal Justice in Anglo-Saxon England • Saxon Dooms — Our Early Laws • The Norman Influence and The Angevin Legacy • Criminal Law in Medieval and Early Modern England • The Common Law in Danger • The Commonwealth • The Whig Supremacy and Adversary Trial • The Jury in the Eighteenth Century • Punishment and Prisons • Nineteenth Century Crime and Policing • Victorian Images • A Century of Criminal Law Reform • Criminal Incapacity • A Revolution in Procedure • Early Twentieth Century • Improvement after World War II • Twenty-First Century Regression? • The Advent of Restorative Justice • Conclusion • Select Bibliography

A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System

A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System

Author: Mitchel P. Roth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351373777

Category: History

Page: 664

View: 933

This book offers a history of crime and the criminal justice system in America, written particularly for students of criminal justice and those interested in the history of crime and punishment. It follows the evolution of the criminal justice system chronologically and, when necessary, offers parallels between related criminal justice issues in different historical eras. From its antecedents in England to revolutionary times, to the American Civil War, right through the twentieth century to the age of terrorism, this book combines a wealth of resources with keen historical judgement to offer a fascinating account of the development of criminal justice in America. A new chapter brings the story up to date, looking at criminal justice through the Obama era and the early days of the Trump administration. Each chapter is broken down into four crucial components related to the American criminal justice system from the historical perspective: lawmakers and the judiciary; law enforcement; corrections; and crime and punishment. A range of pedagogical features, including timelines of key events, learning objectives, critical thinking questions and sources, as well as a full glossary of key terms and a Who’s Who in Criminal Justice History, ensures that readers are well-equipped to navigate the immense body of knowledge related to criminal justice history. Essential reading for Criminal Justice majors and historians alike, this book will be a fascinating text for anyone interested in the development of the American criminal justice system from ancient times to the present day.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Paul Knepper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199352333

Category: Crime

Page: 721

View: 105

"The historical study of crime has become a rapidly expanding area of both social history and criminology during the past few decades. Indeed, the history of crime is more relevant than ever for scholars seeking to address contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice, and for historians trying to understand the nature of crime and criminal justice in past societies. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of recent developments across both fields. The aim is to further exchange between scholars working on crime and criminal justice from different disciplines. The chapters examine existing research, explain ongoing debates and controversies, and point to new areas of interest, covering topics such as crime in its social context, criminal law and courts, police and policing, and the rise of criminology as a field. This handbook also analyzes some of the most pressing criminological issues of our time, including drug trafficking, terrorism, and the intersections of gender, race, and class in the context of crime and punishment. The definitive volume on the history of crime, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal history"--Jacket.

History of Criminal Justice

History of Criminal Justice

Author: Mark Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781437734973

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 623

Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements. Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European, British, French and American history, this text provides the opportunity for comparisons of crime and punishment over boundaries of national histories. The text concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security. * Spans all of western history, and examines the core beliefs about human nature and society that informed the development of criminal justice systems. The fifth edition gives increased coverage of American law enforcement, corrections, and legal systems * Each chapter is enhanced with supplemental "Timeline," "Time Capsule," and "Featured Outlaw" boxes as well as discussion questions, notes and problems * Contains discussion questions, notes, learning objectives, key terms lists, biographical vignettes of key historical figures, and "History Today" exercises to engage the reader and encourage critical thinking

The Official History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

The Official History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

Author: David Downes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000774993

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 323

This book is Volume IV in the Official History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales. Previous volumes have focused on the moral reforms of the 1960s, the changes to the criminal courts and the introduction of an independent prosecution service, and the broad shifts in penal policy that have taken place in the post-war era. This volume examines the changing politics of law and order, charting the gradual shift toward greater political conflict and dispute. Until the early 1970s law and order rarely occupied a privileged place in political debate. From that point this began to change with, initially, the Conservatives utilising crime and penal policy as a means of distinguishing themselves from their opponents. This volume charts these changes in the politics of law and order and examines the rise in the temperature of political debate around such issues as the Labour Party markedly shifted its direction in the 1990s This book will be of interest to students of British political history, criminology and sociology.

A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Turner, Jo

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447325864

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 918

This companion addresses the history of crime and punishment through entries by expert contributors that select and define the central vocabulary and terminology for the study of the history of crime and punishment. Organized alphabetically, with useful cross-references and bibliographies, it goes beyond mere definitions to offer rigorous critical analysis of the terms and their use within the field, both now and in the past. It will be essential to students, researchers, and teachers in the field.

History of Criminal Justice

History of Criminal Justice

Author: Herbert Alan Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105061820044

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 284

View: 156

Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements. Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European, British, French and American history, this text provides the opportunity for comparisons of crime and punishment over boundaries of national histories. The text now concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security.

A History of Crime and Criminal Justice in America

A History of Crime and Criminal Justice in America

Author: Willard M. Oliver

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205386563

Category: Law

Page: 340

View: 786

This new text provides an overview of the origin and development of the American criminal justice system from the arrival of the first settlers during the Colonial period into the twenty first century. Systematically organized, each chapter begins with an overview of the political, economic, social and cultural forces that shaped society within each time period. The authors then present a history of ordinary crime as well as extraordinary high profile criminal acts. The authors use this discussion of historical context and crime as a foundation to describe and analyze the development and impact of police, law, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.

A History of Modern American Criminal Justice

A History of Modern American Criminal Justice

Author: Joseph F. Spillane

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506338262

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 810

In A History of Modern Criminal Justice, authors Joseph Spillane and David Wolcott focus on the modern aspects of the subject, from 1900 to the present. A unique thematic rather than a chronological approach sets this book apart from the competition, with chapters organized around themes such as policing, courts, due process, and prison and punishment. Making connections between history and contemporary criminal justice systems, structures and processes, A History of Modern Criminal Justice offers students the latest in historical scholarship, made relevant to their needs as future practitioners in the field. This book is appropriate for any course on the history of criminal justice.

Forty Studies that Changed Criminal Justice

Forty Studies that Changed Criminal Justice

Author: Amy B. Thistlethwaite

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133008657

Category: Law

Page: 380

View: 250

An authoritative review of foundational research in criminal justice. Forty Studies that Changed Criminal Justice, 2e presents a thorough yet concise summary of the major and influential research studies in the field of criminal justice. Knowledge in criminal justice is developed with research, yet introductory textbooks fail to offer more than cursory synopses of the significant empirical studies that established the foundation of the discipline. This book provides a rich understanding of important research published in each of the three general areas of criminal justice: policing, courts, and corrections. More than a just collection of original published articles, the text is a summary of studies that have shaped the criminal justice system.