Crime and Punishment in America: Almanac, 1st Edition

  • Sarah Hermsen
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  • ISBN-10: 0787691631
  • ISBN-13: 9780787691639
  • DDC: 364.973
  • Shipping Weight: 3.50 lbs ( 1.59 kgs)
  • 400 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2005 | Published



Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, the Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

Crime and Punishment in America: Almanac examines key topics, including moral and religious beliefs, economic implications of crime and punishment, penology and reform, changing attitudes towards violence, the death penalty and more.


"Unlike most other entries in the America Reference Library, this almanac is in two volumes. Included are five pages of research and activity ideas. Volume 1 of this overview of the American justice system includes the colonial period and early years of American Law, modern criminal justice, crimes against persons and property, white-collar and organized crime, public order crimes, those against the environment, terrorism, cyber crime and causes of crime. Volume 2 discusses crime victims, policing, crime laboratories, criminal courts, corrections military and Native American justice, juvenile justice and children's rights, school violence, moral and religious influences, economic and social effects of crime, race and ethnicity, and media." --Reviewed by Blanche Woolls, Oneota Reading Journal, September 2005

— Voice of Youth Advocates

"This almanac on Crime and Punishment in America provides an extensive chronology of significant developments in the justice system in the United States from the 1800's to the Early 2000's. It includes information on specific crimes, the effects on society, significant events in the judicial system, the criminal correction system and media portrayals and reporting. This reference should provide students with quick and easy to find information on criminals and events in American history." --Pennsylvania School Librarians Associations, May 2006

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association