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Looking Back in Crime : What Happened on This Date in Criminal Justice History?

By: Windell, James O.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : CRC Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (306 p.).ISBN: 9781498704144.Subject(s): Crime -- United States -- History | Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Looking Back in Crime : What Happened on This Date in Criminal Justice History?DDC classification: 364.973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: January; Chapter 2: February; Chapter 3: March; Chapter 4: April; Chapter 5: May; Chapter 6: June; Chapter 7: July; Chapter 8: August; Chapter 9: September; Chapter 10: October; Chapter 11: November; Chapter 12: December; Back Cover
Summary: <P>Compiling a literal history of criminal justice, this book offers hundreds of dates, events, facts, anecdotes, and historical tidbits. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it presents at least one fact and significant event for every day of the year; including famous and not-so-famous crimes, the development of law enforcement, criminal trials, passages of criminal laws, Supreme Court decisions, and events related to prisons, punishment, and corrections. It also features forensic milestones and cultural events that intersect with crimes and criminal justice. </P>
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Front Cover; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: January; Chapter 2: February; Chapter 3: March; Chapter 4: April; Chapter 5: May; Chapter 6: June; Chapter 7: July; Chapter 8: August; Chapter 9: September; Chapter 10: October; Chapter 11: November; Chapter 12: December; Back Cover

<P>Compiling a literal history of criminal justice, this book offers hundreds of dates, events, facts, anecdotes, and historical tidbits. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it presents at least one fact and significant event for every day of the year; including famous and not-so-famous crimes, the development of law enforcement, criminal trials, passages of criminal laws, Supreme Court decisions, and events related to prisons, punishment, and corrections. It also features forensic milestones and cultural events that intersect with crimes and criminal justice. </P>

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CHOICE Review

Windell, a lecturer in criminal justice at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, presents a history of crime arranged by each day of the year. With well over 365 entries, the book includes an interesting assortment of criminals, heroes, and pop culture. In many entries, Windell explains the historical significance and includes suggested readings. For instance, the April 22 (2002) entry discusses double jeopardy in the Robert Blake murder trials. Some entries are strange. The April 7 (1915) entry notes the birth of Billie Holiday, the singer, who sang the song "Strange Fruit." Windell argues that the popularity of the song was a major factor in ending African American lynchings. The majority of the entries focus on American history and crime with a few world events connecting to the US. The entries are brief to promote further discussion, interest, and research, but sometimes details are lost in the brevity. The September 9 (1925) entry describes the saga of Dr. Ossian Sweet without mentioning that Sweet was an African American moving into a white community, causing the riot and murder. Overall, the book is best for casual reading and entertainment. Summing Up: Optional. General readers. --Walter Michael Fontane, McNeese State University

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<p>A juvenile court psychologist, an author, a newspaper columnist, an editor, and a criminal justice college instructor, James Windell, M.A has worked in the juvenile justice system for more than thirty-five years. Currently, he is a psychologist in the Oakland County Circuit Courts Family Division, in Oakland County, Michigan doing group therapy with delinquents. He developed a group training program for parents of delinquents which won a national award. Since 2000 he has been an adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice Department at Wayne State University in Detroit. Since September, 2013, he has also become a lecturer in criminal justice at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He has published several books and has written a weekly column, "Coping With Kids", for the Oakland Press and the Staten Island Advance for the past 27 years. He has also appeared on more than 180 radio and television shows, including both local and national talk shows.</p>

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