The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government

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Columbia University Press, 2005 - Law - 268 pages
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Mention the phrase Homeland Security and heated debates emerge about state uses and abuses of legal authority. This timely book is a comprehensive treatise on the constitutional and legal history behind the power of the modern state to police its citizens.

Dubber explores the roots of the power to police -- the most expansive and least limitable of governmental powers -- by focusing on its most obvious and problematic manifestation: criminal law. He argues that the defining characteristics of this power, including the inability to accurately define it, reflect its origins in the discretionary and virtually limitless patriarchal power of the householder over his household. The paradox of patriarchal police power as the most troubling yet least scrutinized of governmental powers can begin to be resolved by subjecting this branch of government to the critical analysis it merits. Dubber shows us that the question must become how can the police power and criminal law together serve the goals of social equity that define and give direction to contemporary democratic societies? This book goes to the heart of this neglected but crucial topic.

  

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Contents

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3
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Continental Police Science
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American Police Power
79
Policing the New Republic
81
Definition by Exclusion
120
Police Power and Commerce Power
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Police Law Criminal Law
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The Forgotten Power and the Problem of Legitimation
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The Law of Police Internal and External Constraints
180
Lochners Law and Substantive Due Process
190
Toward a Critical Analysis of Police and Punishment
211
Notes
219
Index
259
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About the author (2005)

Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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