Wilbur R. Miller

The current American criminal justice system can only be truly understood if the crimes and punishments are studied in tandem with the social history that goes along with them, and social history encompasses both the content and the approach to that history. SAGE Reference’s new five-volume The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia surveys the history along with the philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in the United States, from colonial times to the present

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