Congress, Courts, and Criminals: The Development of Federal Criminal Law, 1801-1829


"Henderson has written a most readable book about the development of US federal criminal law between 1801 and 1829. He raises several challenging questions: How well did the [criminal justice] system protect society? Did the system evolve in relation to social and economic change? What was the role of politics in this evolution? Did oppression occur?'" Choice

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1985


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