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City of Courts - 03 edition

City of Courts (ISBN10: 052179403X; ISBN13: 9780521794039)
ISBN13: 978-0521794039
ISBN10: 052179403X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521790826
ISBN10: 0521790824

Summary: What could be more "liberal" than believing in society's responsibility for crime--that crime is less the product of free will than of poverty and other social forces beyond the individual's control? And what could be more "progressive" than the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, justice? This work of social, cultural, and legal history uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of the two protean co
ncepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century.
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Summary: What could be more "liberal" than believing in society's responsibility for crime--that crime is less the product of free will than of poverty and other social forces beyond the individual's control? And what could be more "progressive" than the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, justice? This work of social, cultural, and legal history uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of the two protean concepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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