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by Samuel Walker

Popular justice: A history of American criminal justice download ebook
ISBN:
0195026551
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978-0195026559
Author:
Samuel Walker
Publisher:
Oxford University Press; 1st edition (1980)
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287 pages
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1383 kb
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1874 kb
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Popular Justice: A Histor. has been added to your Cart. This book really just goes over everything else every other history of criminal justice book has done.

Popular Justice: A Histor. Good if you are just getting your feet wet because it offers the historical facts and the "why".

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Walker, Samuel, 1942-. Criminal justice, Administration of. Publisher. New York : Oxford University Press.

Criminal justice in America, Walker argues, is unusually responsive to popular opinion, and while that . In the first general history of the American criminal justice system, Professor Walker (Criminal Justice, Univ

Criminal justice in America, Walker argues, is unusually responsive to popular opinion, and while that seems consistent with popular democracy, it leads to corruption, political control of ""justice,"" and the ""delegated vigilantism"" of police brutality and behind-the-walls prison abuse. Moreover, with its wide allowances for informal ""discretion,"" American criminal justice has always been administered arbitrarily and capriciously in the interests of those in power. In the first general history of the American criminal justice system, Professor Walker (Criminal Justice, Univ

Walker, Samuel, 1942-. American journal of criminal justice. by: Uglow, Steve Published: (2002). Criminal justice ethics. Issues in the sociology of criminal justice. by: Olson, Sheldon R Published: (1975).

Walker (criminal justice, Univ.

Samuel Walker’s Criminal Justice Books. It is widely used in criminal justice and sociology courses across the county. Popular Justice: A History of American Criminal Justice, 2nd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998). In print since 1980, Popular Justice remains the best history of American criminal justice, from the colonial period up through today. Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950-1990 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993).

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This popular one-volume analysis of the evolution of American criminal justice places contemporary issues of crime and justice in historical perspective. Walker identifies the major periods in the development of the American system of criminal justice, from the small institutions of the colonial period to the creation of the police, the prison, and the juvenile court in the nineteenth century and the search for professionalism in the twentieth century. He argues that the democratic tradition is responsible for the worst as well as the best in the history of criminal justice in the United States. Offering a challenging perspective on current controversies in the administration of criminal justice in light of historical origins, the author explores the evolving conflict between the advocates of crime control and the advocates of due process.

Now in its second edition, Popular Justice has been completely revised to include the most recent scholarship on crime and justice. Walker has updated his analysis of the history of American criminal justice and explores the tension between popular passions and the rule of law. He examines changing patterns in criminal activity, the institutional development of the system of criminal justice, and the major issues concerning the administration of justice. Timely and comprehensive, this text will be useful for courses in criminal justice, legal history, and criminology.

Reviews:
  • Qucid
I purchased this book for a university History course. It is somewhat dated (1998) but it is a good overview of the history of the U.S. criminal justice system. The author has well researched the history and presents his views like any other historian. I found the book to be very enlightening as I knew very little of the history of the evolution of criminal justice, the various attempts at reform, and the ongoing problems it continues to face. I think the book was a very good introduction to the course I was taking (History of violent crime in America). I particularly found interesting the chapters pertaining to the Colonial era of criminal justice. Other books of interest: Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangs: Social Theory and the History of Punishment in Nineteenth Century America and. The FBI & American Democracy: A Brief Critical History These books were all required reading for the course.
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