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Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

James C. Mohr

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The bubonic plague reached Hawaii for the first time in 1899, just as the archipelago was being annexed by the US. To deal with the epidemic, governmental authorities granted absolute emergency ... More


Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Frances Finnegan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book traces the development of Ireland's Magdalen Asylums, which are the homes that were founded in the mid-nineteenth century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform. The inmates of ... More


Public Order and Internal Security

Richard Caplan

in International Governance of War-Torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199263455
eISBN:
9780191602726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263450.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Public order and internal security are the sine qua non of civil rule and, by extension, of the international administration of a territory. Examines international engagement in relation to the triad ... More


‘First Catch Your Criminal’: Obtaining Custody of Accused

Rachel Kerr

in The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: An Exercise in Law Politics and Diplomacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199263059
eISBN:
9780191601422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263051.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the legal framework, politics, and logistics involved in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia’s apprehension of the accused. It considers custody ... More


Arrest, Detention, and Criminal Justice System: A Study in the Context of the Constitution of India

Bellary Uma Devi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075998
eISBN:
9780199080953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075998.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The right to life and personal liberty is the most cherished one of all the human rights. The enjoyment of all other rights depends upon this basic right. This book is a significant contribution to ... More


“Parasites upon Society”

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores how the metaphor equating the nonworking poor with “parasites” became ingrained in sociological thinking. In the first decade of the Republic, the advent of sociology as a new ... More


Insanity and Mental Deficiency

William Cornish

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses law covering the mentally disturbed or deficient in the 19th century. The laws affecting those mentally incapacitated became bulky during this period, and much of its flesh had ... More


Detention Pending Charge or Trial

Brice Dickson

in The European Convention on Human Rights and the Conflict in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571383
eISBN:
9780191721854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571383.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Article 5 of the European Convention makes it clear that detention may occur even if no arrest ensues (as with powers to examine travellers at ports, or to stop and question people on the streets), ... More


Australia: The World in One Place

Mel Gray and Agllias Kylie

in Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388138
eISBN:
9780199863440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

As in other predominantly English—speaking countries in the West, the vast majority of Australia's population comprises immigrants. While vigorous attempts have been made over the years to plan and ... More


Between Charity and Punishment

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how “poverty” (pin) emerged as a resonant concept for reforming elites in the early twentieth century. Deeply anxious about China's precarious future, officials and ... More


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