By Bradley Miller
From 1819 to 1914, governments in northern North the USA struggled to house crime and criminals migrating around the Canadian-American border. constrained by way of the ability of territorial sovereignty, officers have been not able to easily retrieve fugitives and refugees from overseas territory.
Borderline Crime examines how legislations reacted to the problem of the border in British North the USA and post-Confederation Canada. for almost a century, officers starting from excessive court docket judges to neighborhood law enforcement officials embraced the ethos of transnational enforcement of felony legislations. via targeting universal criminals, escaped slaves, and political refugees, Miller unearths a interval of felony genesis the place either formal and casual criminal regimes have been tested throughout northern North the US and around the globe to extradite and abduct fugitives. Miller additionally unearths how the legislation remained harassed, amorphous, and sometimes ineffectual at confronting the specter of the border to the guideline of legislation. This engrossing historical past might be of curiosity to criminal, political, and highbrow historians alike.
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Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914 (Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History) by Bradley Miller