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- ISBN: 9780822327448 | 0822327449
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/1/2001
"This volume marks a breakthrough in the historical study of criminality, social deviance, punishment, and legal systems in Latin America. The contributions are empirically deep, interestingly theorized, and brought together by a very sophisticated introductory essay. The essays immerse us in such vital themes as modernization and the law, the medicalization of crime and deviance, and the modes by which ordinary people faced the state and its institutions--in the broad issue of legal culture, in other words."--Eric Van Young, University of California, San Diego