Crime and Justice in American History: The South Part 7 - Crime & Justice in American History Vol 7 (Hardback)Eric H. Monkkonen (editor)
Hardback 500 Pages / Published: 28/11/1991
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As so often happens in the United States, certain regions differ from the rest of the country so widely that a separate treatment is necessary. Such is the case for the South and criminal justice, where the institution of slavery created a bizarre situation for any pretence at a justice system. In the post slavery years, the traditionally weak southern state continued, with a resulting lack of a consistent or firmly legitimated justice system. The consequence: lynchings, vigilantism, and a high proportion of criminal violence which went unpunished. The questions about the South draw even the most reluctant observer into a complex of historical and contemporary problems we have yet to untangle.
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Number of pages: 500
Dimensions: 228 x 153 mm
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