History of Criminal Justice

History of Criminal Justice

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317522454
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 438
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Mark Jones is Professor of Criminal Justice at East Carolina University. He has authored or co-authored books on the History of Criminal Justice, Community Corrections, Criminals of the Bible, and Criminal Justice Pioneers in U.S. History. Along with Peter Johnstone, he is authoring a text for Anderson Publishing titled Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century: Global and Domestic Attacks since 9/11. His research interests include community corrections, religion and crime, underage drinking, and assassinations.

Peter Johnstone is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas. He has authored books on the History of Criminal Justice, Crime and Policing Crime, Drugs and Drug Trafficking, and Introduction to Criminal Justice and Financial Laws. He is currently co-authoring a book on university campus safety with Eric Coleman, and with Mark Jones he is authoring a text for Anderson Publishing titled Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century: Global and Domestic Attacks since 9/11. His research interests include legal history, medieval criminal law, and ecclesiastical law and the use of Benefit of Clergy in Colonial America. He has taught in the UK, Frace, Lithuania, and the USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Criminal Justice in Ancient Times 3. Medieval Crime and Punishment Before the Lateran Council of 1215 4. From the Lateran Councils to the Renaissance (c. 1150-1550) 5. Criminal Justice and the English Constitution to 1689 6. Criminal Justice on the North American Colonial Frontier (1607-1700) 7. The Enlightenment and Criminal Justice 8. The American Revolution and Criminal Justice 9. Freedom and Prisons in the Land of the Free 10. Early Nineteenth-Century Law Enforcement 11. Turning Points in Constitutionalism and Criminal Justice (1787-1910) 12. Penology and Corrections in Modern America 13. The Rise of Criminal Justice Professionalism 14. Criminal Justice and Terrorism: The Era of Homeland Security Epilogue

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