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Published: 04 September 1997

304 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195074512

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Popular Justice

A History of American Criminal Justice

Second Edition

Samuel Walker

In the second edition of this popular book, the author has thoroughly updated his analysis of the history of American criminal justice, exploring the tension between popular passions and the rule of law. Surveying the topic from the colonial era to the present day, Walker examines changing patterns in criminal activity, the institutional development of the system of criminal justice, and the major issues concerning the administration of justice. Comprehensive and concise, this book is the best single volume treatment of American criminal justice.

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