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CJ 212 - Gingerich: Books

Research guide for CJ 212 - History and Development of American Criminal Justice

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There are many different ways that you can search for books on the history of policing in the United States. Here are a few Subject searches to get you started:

Police -- United States -- History

Law enforcement -- United States -- History

Criminal Justice -- Administration of -- History

Criminal Justice -- Administration of -- United States -- History

Policewomen -- United States

Policewomen -- United States -- History

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American Decades documents and analyzes periods of contemporary American social history. Each volume begins with an overview and chronology covering the entire decade, followed by in depth chapters covering specific subjects, including Law and Justice.


A sampling of books on the history of criminal justice in the U.S.

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