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Interest Groups and Crime Politics at the State Level

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The primary focus of this chapter is the relationship between group interests and the legislative policy process in Pennsylvania. In striking similarity to the situation in Congress, criminal justice ... More


Special Prosecutor

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0026
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the Commission's recommendation of the establishment of a Special Prosecutor's Office for the criminal justice system in New York City to monitor the district attorneys in their ... More


“A Country Worthy of Heroes”: The Old West and the New American Death Penalty

Daniel LaChance

in Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the end of the twentieth century, frontier mythology played an integral role in the representation of capital punishment as a virtuous practice in two communities responsible for the largest ... More


Reporting for Duty: The Universal Prosecutorial Accountability Puzzle and an Experimental Transparency Alternative

Marc L. Miller and Ronald F. Wright

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844807
eISBN:
9780190260033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844807.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter explores an emerging experiment among American prosecutors who use websites and annual reports to describe for constituents and other observers the patterns of decisions in their ... More


Losing Your Right to the City

Jan Haldipur

in No Place on the Corner: The Costs of Aggressive Policing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479869084
eISBN:
9781479871407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479869084.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the unanticipated consequences of aggressive policing and looks into some potential policy recommendations. The author ties in interview data from outside stakeholders, like a ... More


Prosecution Complex: America's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

Daniel S. Medwed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796245
eISBN:
9780814764350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796245.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

American prosecutors are asked to play two roles within the criminal justice system: they are supposed to be ministers of justice whose only goals are to ensure fair trials—and they are also ... More


Trial by Print

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

As seen in chapter 5, trial coverage brought even greater scrutiny of Mississippi racial mores. Central to this chapter is a study of how national and regional news outlets chose to cover the trial ... More


Shouldering the Responsibility

Scott Zesch

in The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758760
eISBN:
9780190254445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758760.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter further looks at the aftermath of the “night of horrors” which occurred in the slum neighborhood of the Calle de los Negros in Los Angeles's Chinatown on October 24, 1871. The incident ... More


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