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Lynching

  • By: Jay Corzine & Lin Huff-Corzine
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Lynching, the extralegal execution of suspects by a “mob” of three or more persons acting with some measure of local community approval, was a relatively frequent form of informal social control in the United States from 1880 to 1930 and occasionally ...

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