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NCJ Number: 136046 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice History: An International Annual, Volume 11
Editor(s): L A Knafla
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 239
Sponsoring Agency: Meckler Publishing
Westport, CT 06880
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88736-565-5
Sale Source: Meckler Publishing
11 Ferry Lane West
Westport, CT 06880
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 26 papers include research and historical analyses, comparative and interpretive essays, and reviews of books focusing on the history of crime and criminal justice and its broader social, historical, legal, and institutional contexts in the United States, several European countries, Latin American, New Zealand, and China.
Abstract: Individual papers examine criminality and gender in Leiden, Netherlands from 1678 to 1794; banditry and its suppression in Kwangtung South China between 1780 and 1840; the origins of New Zealand's correctional system; and prostitution laws after Italian unification. Additional papers focus on police and protest in England and Ireland from 1780 to 1850 juvenile delinquency in Great Britain during the first World War, banditry as a form of political participation in Latin America, and the burning of women at the stake in 18th-century England. Further papers and book reviews discuss the modern implications of California's experience with private prisons in the 1850's, juvenile crime control in Los Angeles, female felons in colonial Massachusetts, criminal justice reforms in Philadelphia during the 19th century, and racial discrimination and lynching in the United States. Illustrations, chapter reference notes and lists, and author biographies
Main Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; History of criminal justice
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Criminal justice system policy; Criminal justice system reform; Foreign criminal justice systems
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