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The Resource Uncle Sam's policemen : the pursuit of fugitives across borders, Katherine Unterman

Uncle Sam's policemen : the pursuit of fugitives across borders, Katherine Unterman

Label
Uncle Sam's policemen : the pursuit of fugitives across borders
Title
Uncle Sam's policemen
Title remainder
the pursuit of fugitives across borders
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Unterman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Extraordinary rendition--the practice of abducting criminal suspects in locations around the world--has been criticized as an unprecedented expansion of U.S. police powers, but America's aggressive pursuit of fugitives beyond its borders far predates the global war on terror. Uncle Sam's Policemen investigates the history of international manhunts, arguing that the extension of U.S. law enforcement into foreign jurisdictions at the turn of the twentieth century forms an important chapter in the story of American empire. In the late 1800s, expanding networks of railroads and steamships made it increasingly easy for criminals to evade justice. Recognizing that domestic law and order depended on projecting legal authority abroad, President Theodore Roosevelt declared in 1903 that the United States would "leave no place on earth" for criminals to hide. Charting the rapid growth of extradition law, Katherine Unterman shows that the United States had fifty-eight treaties with thirty-six nations by 1900--more than any other country. American diplomats put pressure on countries that served as extradition havens, particularly in Latin America, and cloak-and-dagger tactics such as the kidnapping of fugitives by Pinkerton detectives were fair game--a practice explicitly condoned by the U.S. Supreme Court. The most wanted fugitives of this period were not anarchists and political agitators but embezzlers and defrauders--criminals who threatened the emerging corporate capitalist order. By the early twentieth century, the long arm of American law stretched around the globe, creating an informal empire that complemented both military and economic might."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unterman, Katherine
Dewey number
364.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6791
LC item number
.U57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Extradition
  • International crimes
  • Extradition
  • Fugitives from justice
  • International crimes
  • United States
  • Gefangener
  • Flucht
  • Grenze
  • Verfolgung
  • USA
Label
Uncle Sam's policemen : the pursuit of fugitives across borders, Katherine Unterman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Crimes of mobility -- The embezzlement epidemic -- Detectives without borders -- An empire of justice -- Extradition havens -- Asylum no more -- Camouflaged extradition -- From the Pinkertons to the FBI -- Epilogue: How rendition became extraordinary
Control code
ocn902802888
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780674736924
Lccn
2015002112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illusrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o902802888
  • (OCoLC)902802888
Label
Uncle Sam's policemen : the pursuit of fugitives across borders, Katherine Unterman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Crimes of mobility -- The embezzlement epidemic -- Detectives without borders -- An empire of justice -- Extradition havens -- Asylum no more -- Camouflaged extradition -- From the Pinkertons to the FBI -- Epilogue: How rendition became extraordinary
Control code
ocn902802888
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780674736924
Lccn
2015002112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illusrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o902802888
  • (OCoLC)902802888

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