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Congress, Courts, and Criminals: The Development of Federal Criminal Law, 1801-1829 (Contributions in American History)

ISBN: 9780313246005
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: 1985-11-19
Number of pages: 257
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Henderson has written a most readable book about the development of US federal criminal law between 1801 and 1829. He raises several challenging questions: `How well did the [criminal justice] system protect society? Did the system evolve in relation to social and economic change? What was the role of politics in this evolution? Did oppression occur?' Choice

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