The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government (Paperback)

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This timely book is a comprehensive treatise on the constitutional and legal history behind the power of the modern state to police its citizens. Dubber explores the roots of the power to police -- the most expansive and least limitable of governmental powers -- by focusing on its most obvious and problematic manifestation: criminal law.

About the Author


Markus Dirk Dubber is professor of law and director of the Buffalo Criminal Law Center at the State University of New York, Buffalo. He is the author of Victims in the War on Crime: The Use and Abuse of Victims'Rights, American Criminal Law (with Mark Kelman) and Criminal Law: Model Penal Code.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780231132077
ISBN-10: 0231132077
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: September 7th, 2005
Pages: 288
Language: English