The Transformation of Criminal Justice, Philadelphia, 1800-1880

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Tables
2.1 Occupations of 82 Philadelphia Aldermen and Justices, 1812-1854 , 40
3.1 Average Sentence by Judge , 62
A.1 Arrests by Year, 1855-1874 , 235
A.2 Total Prison Commitments, 1815-1871 , 235
A.3 Criminal Court Cases, 1800-1876 , 236
A.4 Percentage of Arrests for Minor Offenses by Charge, 1855-1874 , 237
A.5 Percentage of Prison Commitments for Nonindictable Offenses, 1815-1874, 238
A.6 Quarter Sessions Cases, 1800-1878 , 238
A.7 Mayor's Court Cases, 1800-1836 , 239
A.8 Quarter Sessions Cases, 1800-1838 , 239
A.9 Quarter Sessions Cases, 1844-1855 , 240
A.10 Quarter Sessions Cases, 1856-1874 , 240
A.11 Quarter Sessions Case Disposition by Charge, 1820-1874 , 241
A.12 Quarter Sessions Conviction Rate, Cases Tried , 241
A.13 Criminal Court Case Disposition, 1800-1836 , 242
A.14 Case Disposition by Charge, 1800-1836 , 242
A.15 Case Disposition by Year, 1800-1836 , 243
A.16 Combined Criminal Court Case Disposition, 1820-1838 , 243
A.17 Costs on Prosecutors, Assault and Battery, 1800-1836 , 244
A.18 Quarter Sessions Case Disposition, 1844-1854 , 244
A.19 Quarter Sessions Conviction Rates, 1844-1854 , 244
A.20 Quarter Sessions Conviction Rates, Personal Cases, 1844-1854 , 245
A.21 Quarter Sessions Conviction Rates, Property Cases, 1844-1854 , 245
A.22 Quarter Sessions Ignored and No Disposition Rates, 1844-1854 , 245
A.23 Imprisonment Rates and Sentence Lengths, Property Cases, 1844-1854 , 246
A.24 Costs on Prosecutors, Personal Cases, 1844-1854 , 246
A.25 Quarter Sessions Case Disposition, 1856-1874 , 246
A.26 Quarter Sessions Conviction Rates, 1856-1874 , 247
A.27 Quarter Sessions Conviction Rates, Personal Cases, 1856-1874 , 247
A.28 Quarter Sessions Conviction Rates, Property Cases, 1856-1874 , 247
A.29 Quarter Sessions Ignored and No Disposition Rates, 1856-1874 , 248
A.30 Costs on Prosecutors, Personal Cases, 1856-1874 , 248
A.31 Ratio of Arrests to Commitments, Minor Offenses, 1855-1870 , 249
A.32 Pattern of Releases from Prison, Minor Offenses, 1815-1874 , 250
A.33 Occupational Classification of Larceny Convicts, 1843-1851 , 250

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables vi
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction: the Greatest Luxury of All 1
  • Part I the Duality of Criminal Justice 11
  • 1. Courtrooms and Cases 13
  • Part Ii the World of Private Prosecution 35
  • 2. the Aldermen and Primary Justice 37
  • 3. the Courts of Record 56
  • 4. the Weakness of Court Officials 79
  • 5. Politics and Private Prosecution, 1800-1850 92
  • Part III the Rise of State Prosecution 117
  • 6. the Origins of Police Authority 119
  • 7. Consolidation and Compromise 150
  • Part Iv the Decline of Private Prosecution 169
  • 8. the Impact of Consolidation 171
  • 9. the Transformation of Primary Justice 196
  • Epilogue 224
  • Appendix 233
  • Notes 251
  • Bibliography 307
  • Index 323
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