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The Resource Discretionary justice : pardon and parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression, Carolyn Strange

Discretionary justice : pardon and parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression, Carolyn Strange

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Discretionary justice : pardon and parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression
Title
Discretionary justice
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pardon and parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression
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Carolyn Strange
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Pardon and parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression
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eng
Summary
"The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right of kings. Why did New York retain this mode of discretionary justice after the Revolution? And how did governors' use of this prerogative change with the advent of the penitentiary and the introduction of parole? This book answers these questions by mining previously unexplored evidence held in official pardon registers, clemency files, prisoner aid association reports and parole records. This is the first book to analyze the histories of mercy and parole through the same lens, as related but distinct forms of discretionary decision-making. It draws on governors' public papers and private correspondence to probe their approach to clemency, and it uses qualitative and quantitative methods to profile petitions for mercy, highlighting controversial cases that stirred public debate. Political pressure to render the use of discretion more certain and less personal grew stronger over the nineteenth century, peaking during constitutional conventions and reaching its height in the Progressive Era. Yet, New York's legislators left the power to pardon in the governor's hands, where it remains today. Unlike previous works that portray parole as the successor to the pardon, this book shows that reliance upon and faith in discretion has proven remarkably resilient, even in the state that led the world toward penal modernity."--
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1959-
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Strange, Carolyn
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9475.N7
LC item number
S77 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Pardon
  • Parole
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Pardon
  • Parole
  • New York (State)
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Discretionary justice : pardon and parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression, Carolyn Strange
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-305) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Entanglement of parole and pardoning in the Progressive Era
  • The
  • Crime wave and the war against discretionary justice in the 1920s
  • Epilogue :
  • Mercy, parole and the failed search for penal certainty
  • A note on sources
  • Governors of New York, 1777-1942
  • Introduction :
  • Pardon and parole in the empire state
  • Governing mercy in the emerging republic
  • Mercy and diversity : the pardon power in the early national period
  • Debating the pardon in antebellum New York
  • The
  • Pardon and the progenesis of parole in the mid-nineteenth century
  • Reformulating discretion in the mid- to late-nineteenth century
Control code
950543338
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9781479899920
Lccn
2016023898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950543338
Label
Discretionary justice : pardon and parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression, Carolyn Strange
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Entanglement of parole and pardoning in the Progressive Era
  • The
  • Crime wave and the war against discretionary justice in the 1920s
  • Epilogue :
  • Mercy, parole and the failed search for penal certainty
  • A note on sources
  • Governors of New York, 1777-1942
  • Introduction :
  • Pardon and parole in the empire state
  • Governing mercy in the emerging republic
  • Mercy and diversity : the pardon power in the early national period
  • Debating the pardon in antebellum New York
  • The
  • Pardon and the progenesis of parole in the mid-nineteenth century
  • Reformulating discretion in the mid- to late-nineteenth century
Control code
950543338
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9781479899920
Lccn
2016023898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950543338

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