Books by Lawrence Friedman

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY by Lawrence Friedman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"An absorbing and thoughtful study, scholarly but told in a folksy, unpretentious style."
A social history of American criminal justice that offers not abstruse legal analysis or philosophy, but the practical story of ``a working system and what makes it tick.'' Friedman (Law/Stanford) argues that ``judgments about crime, and what to do about it, come out of a specific time and place.'' Thus, he links the criminal-justice systems of different periods of American history to varying characteristics of American society. Read full book review >