By Patrick Colquhoun, published Philadelphia, 1798
Colquhoun, a Scottish economist responsible for founding the first preventative police force in England, provides a description of common criminal offenses in London, existing forms of punishment, along with his recommendations for necessary police reforms.
By George Thompson, published Oberlin, 1847
This book offers a narrative account of the 1841 arrest, trial, and conviction of George Thompson and his fellow abolitionist missionaries, James Burr and Alanson Work in Missouri after their attempt to aid escaping slaves.
By William Floyd, published New York, 1927
Includes a summary of the Sacco-Vanzetti case, in which two Italian immigrants were convicted of and eventually executed for the murder of a guard during an armed robbery of a shoe factory. This controvertial nature of this case stems from the suspected anti-immigrant, anti-anarchist, and anti-Italian biased that allegedly influenced the outcome of the trial.
By James Mease, published Philadelphia, 1811
Dr. James Mease, a prominent physician, scientist, and horticulturist best known for his development of the first tomato-based ketchup recipe, wrote this book to serve as a highly detailed guide to his home city of Philadelphia. In it, he provided general information about the city structure and function, descriptions of the state law courts, and information about jails and the treatment of criminals.