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Crime Legislation

Crime legislation

Introduction

Soaring crime rates, and the anxiety they aroused, led to a stiffening of attitudes toward crime during the 1960s. Widespread willingness to consider crime as a symptom of deeper social and economic problems gave way to demands for quick ...

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