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A History of Modern Criminal Justice focuses on the modern aspects of the subject, from 1900 to the present. A unique thematic rather than a chronological approach sets this book apart from the competition, with chapters organized around themes such as policing, courts, due process, and prison and punishment. Making connections between history and contemporary criminal justice systems, structures and processes, A History of Modern Criminal Justice offers students the latest in historical scholarship, made relevant to their needs as future practitioners in the field.

American Criminal Justice in Global Context, 1800s–2000s
American criminal justice in global context, 1800s–2000s

Readers of this chapter, because it is the final chapter, might well assume that the global and transnational dimensions of criminal justice became relevant only at the end of the twentieth century and only after most of the other developments chronicled in this text. Certainly a great deal of attention has been paid to the impacts of globalization on crime and justice in the last quarter-century, so much so that it would appear to be the most contemporary of all criminal justice issues. But, as this chapter makes clear, students and scholars should not overlook the long history of global criminal justice as well.

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