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By Kenneth McIntosh
American society within the 1800s had a coarse part to it. In a kingdom made of humans of various backgrounds and background, social controls had to be strict & enforceable. the intense fiscal inequality of America's towns and the wide-open ethical code of the frontier resulted in a tradition of crime and violence that also plagues our country.
During the 1800s, specialist police forces have been demonstrated in towns, cities, and territories around the continent. at the frontier, "justice" used to be frequently speedy & critical, with "hanging judges" making their reputations as representatives of the legislation in a lawless land. lengthy criminal sentences in depressing stipulations have been the guideline for criminals, and plenty of a prisoner may need hottest the choice of a brief execution. earlier than the reform of the felony system-which is an ongoing process-there used to be certainly a separate legislations, and a separate normal of consequences, for the wealthy and for the poor.
The evolution of a humane penal procedure and a fairer safeguard of all voters below the legislation is a vital contribution of 1800s the USA to the trendy global.