Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s

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"In 1950s America, it was remarkably easy for police to arrest almost anyone for almost any reason. The criminal justice system-and especially the age-old law of vagrancy-played a key role not only in maintaining safety and order but also in enforcing conventional standards of morality and propriety. A person could be arrested for sporting a beard, making a speech, or working too little. Yet by the end of the 1960s, vagrancy laws were discredited and American society was fundamentally transformed. What happened? In Vagrant ...

Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190699048

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Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199768448

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