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 facility of territorial sovereignty, officers have been not able to easily retrieve fugitives and refugees from overseas territory.
Borderline Crime examines how legislation reacted to the problem of the border in British North the US 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 legislation. by means of concentrating on universal criminals, escaped slaves, and political refugees, Miller unearths a interval of criminal genesis the place either formal and casual felony regimes have been validated throughout northern North the United States and world wide to extradite and abduct fugitives. Miller additionally unearths how the legislations remained careworn, amorphous, and sometimes ineffectual at confronting the specter of the border to the rule of thumb of legislation. This engrossing historical past could 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