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“Every Generation Has Had the Habit of Going to the Devil”: Constructions of a Postwar Delinquent

Carl Suddler

in Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479847624
eISBN:
9781479812691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847624.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates New York City’s postwar crime wave. After World War II, predictions of a postwar crime wave saturated the headlines of newspapers across the country, and law enforcement ... More


Henry Fielding at Bow Street

J. M. Beattie

in The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695164
eISBN:
9780191738746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Examines the crime wave after the conclusion of a war in 1748, particularly the extent of violent offences on the streets of the capital and on the highways on the outskirts. The chapter goes on to ... More


Justice for Girls?: Stability and Change in the Youth Justice Systems of the United States and Canada

Jane B. Sprott and Anthony N. Doob

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226770048
eISBN:
9780226770062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226770062.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

For over a century, as women have fought for and won greater freedoms, concern over an epidemic of female criminality, especially among young women, has followed. Fear of this crime wave — despite a ... More


The Crime Wave and the War against Discretionary Justice in the 1920s

Carolyn Strange

in Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479899920
eISBN:
9781479843619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899920.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The welcoming environment that New York had provided for Progressive penology turned hostile in the 1920s, when fear of a crime wave led to an all-out attack on discretionary justice. Scathing ... More


Genre and Capital: New Crime Wave in the 1990s

Andrew deWaard and R. Colin Tait

in The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165518
eISBN:
9780231850391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165518.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter identifies the broad resurgence of Hollywood crime films during the 1990s as the ‘New Crime Wave’, as well as Soderbergh's unique ‘anticrime’ iteration within it. A close reading of Out ... More


“The Iron Hand of Justice”

Jeffrey S. Adler

in Murder in New Orleans: The Creation of Jim Crow Policing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226643311
eISBN:
9780226643458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226643458.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter charts a dramatic transformation in the city’s criminal justice system. While homicide rates fell, especially among African American New Orleanians, convictions rates skyrocketed for ... More


Security and Development in Postapartheid South Africa

Tony Roshan Samara

in Cape Town after Apartheid: Crime and Governance in the Divided City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670000
eISBN:
9781452947044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670000.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes changes in governance in South Africa since 1994, during which political violence gave way to a “crime wave” and the new government turned its attention to South Africa’s ... More


Criminal Girls and Girls in Youth Justice

in Justice for Girls?: Stability and Change in the Youth Justice Systems of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226770048
eISBN:
9780226770062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226770062.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The laws governing youth justice in Canada and the United States, while initially quite similar, evolved differently over time. In the past ten years in the two countries, concerns about increased ... More


Crime and Punishment in the Twentieth Century

Lawrence M. Friedman

in A History of American Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190070885
eISBN:
9780190070922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070885.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses changes in criminal law in the twentieth century, covering the decriminalization of sex and vice, defendants’ rights, the death penalty, and crime waves and the national ... More


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