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NCJ Number: 157132 Find in a Library
Title: History of Criminal Justice, Second Edition
Author(s): H A Johnson; N T Wolfe
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 294
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-449-0
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This introductory survey of criminal justice history can be used as a supplementary text in undergraduate criminal justice courses; the text emphasizes the importance of understanding the complexities of human beings and influences that motivate individual behavior.
Abstract: Underlying human psychology is important not only in analyzing crime and those who commit criminal acts but also in understanding the reactions of law-abiding citizens and societies to crime and punishment. The text enables students to look at the historical development of societies and economic systems from a historical perspective. Chapters cover criminal justice in ancient times, medieval crime and punishment before the Lateran Council of 1215, the Renaissance era, criminal justice and the English Constitution, criminal justice during the period of the North American colonial frontier, criminal justice during the Enlightenment and the American Revolution, prisons, law enforcement, penology and corrections, criminal justice professionalism, and civil liberties and criminal justice in the 20th Century. References, endnotes, and photographs
Main Term(s): Criminology overview texts
Index Term(s): Course materials; Courts; Criminal justice overview texts; History of corrections; History of criminal justice; History of policing; Police
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