Book #69947
The Roots of Justice, Crime and Punishment in Alameda County, Lawrence M. Friedman, Robert V. Percival.

The Roots of Justice, Crime and Punishment in Alameda County,...

Friedman, Lawrence M. Percival, Robert V. The Roots of Justice: Crime and Punishment in Alameda County, California, 1870-1910. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, [1981]. xiii, 335 pp. Hardcover in lighly worn dust jacket, with light fading to spine, protected in a Brodart book cover, owner name to front pastedown. $45. * First edition. Focusing on a single county at a time when the population grew from 24,000 to 246,000, the authors combine statistical analysis of documentary sources, contemporary newspaper accounts, and exploration in criminal case files to give a detailed reconstruction of the operations of the county's entire criminal justice system. By tracing the process from arrest to trial, sentencing, and punishment, this study will have a profound effect on our perception of American criminal justice.

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Book number 69947