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Bostons Lower Criminal Courts, 1814 1850 Theodore N. Ferdinand

Bostons Lower Criminal Courts, 1814 1850

Theodore N. Ferdinand

Published January 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780874134223
Hardcover
234 pages
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This work describes the birth and evolution of Bostons lower criminal courts -- the municipal and police courts -- during the first half of the nineteenth century. The emergence of the prosecutor as a key factor in the struggle against crime, asMoreThis work describes the birth and evolution of Bostons lower criminal courts -- the municipal and police courts -- during the first half of the nineteenth century. The emergence of the prosecutor as a key factor in the struggle against crime, as well as the invention of plea bargaining, is detailed. As the courts fashioned a framework of law, they modernized and expanded their role in the community. Illustrated.