Laythe, Joseph Books
Joseph Laythe is a professor of history at Edinboro University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.2008 0-7734-4784-9
This works central thesis is that crime and punishment are idiosyncratic, interactive forces specific to a community. Using arrest ledgers, court records, prison and jail registers, newspapers, and archival collections the author examines the changing definitions of “crime” in these communities.