"Displays a formidable command of the relevant literature....A concise and balanced overview of a critical dimension in the operation of the criminal justice system."--Choice
"[A] comprehensive, very well-organized, and informative account..."--Contemporary Sociology
"With such titles as Popular Justice: A History of American Criminal Justice
(1980) and In Defense of American Liberties: A History of the ACLU
(1990), Samuel Walker secured his status as a major voice in criminal justice history. Taming the System
buttresses his reputation by demonstrating once again his considerable strengths: mastery of the topic, clear and effective prose, well-crafted arguments, [and] sound conclusions."--The Journal of American History
About the Author
Samuel Walker is at University of Nebraska at Omaha.