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Murder in Wauwatosa by Paul         Hoffman
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Murder in Wisconsin by Larry Scheckel
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Keep the Wretches in Order by Dean Strang
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The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
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Biography? Urban planning? Sociology? History? Bit of all, really, though of course it's mostly a study of the towering Robert Moses. And re-reading it forty-five years after initial publication, "The Power Broker" continues to hold interest. The sub ...more
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Dred Scott by David T Hardy
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Short but informative monograph. Quite readable., with what appears to be original research into the vexing question of just who was the real party in interest in what is widely thought the most notorious case in American jurisprudence. Nice job of p ...more
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Jesse James by T.J. Stiles
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Bill James posits that our high murder rate is at least partly due to the Civil War, which "led to a widespread breakdown of law, order and justice" and a "circle of legitimized violence ... which coarsened the culture," even unto today. ("Popular Cr ...more
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Dred Scott by David T Hardy
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Short but informative monograph. Quite readable., with what appears to be original research into the vexing question of just who was the real party in interest in what is widely thought the most notorious case in American jurisprudence. Nice job of p ...more
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Policing in Milwaukee by George L. Kelling
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George L. Kelling, along with co-author James Q. Wilson, devised and popularized the so-called "broken windows" theory of policing. (Roughly: getting control over seemingly small-ticket items, e.g., subway fare-jumping, helps reduce crime by restorin ...more
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The Misunderstood Mission of Jean Nicolet by Patrick J. Jung
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