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Articles by Sandy Judd

The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the 18th Century (Book Review)

by Peter Linebaugh
(Cambridge University Press, 1992)

Review by Sandy Judd

A title like The London Hanged might make a person think this is another book about death--an 18th century version of those true crime books about people like Ted Bundy--but it isn't. Instead, it's about the struggle to survive. ...

The Evolution of Criminal Justice

In twentieth century America, coerced confessions to criminal acts are not technically admissible as evidence in courts of law. Since the 1980's, however, a movement against the enforcement of such "technicalities" has developed within the federal courts. As more forms of questionable evidence become admissible, we must begin to ask ...