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By Len Green, Chris McCormick

This exact and well timed reader brings jointly 24 of some of the best and so much debatable readings at the background of crime, deviance, and felony justice in Canada. This ebook will make a great center or extra textual content for any Introductory Criminology or Crime and Deviance path in Canada, fairly people with an ancient part.

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He had visited the governor of Michigan to lay before him all the evidence he had gathered. Governor Porter ordered Crofts to be imprisoned until a formal application for transfer came from the Upper Canadian government. Eliot strongly believed in reciprocity of treatment across the border and he was immensely relieved to hear that one outcome of the legal imbroglio over fugitive criminals was a new Upper Canadian law, the first one to be passed, outlining the conditions for the return of fugitives to the United States.

American treasury officials, perhaps even more than the British, tried their utmost to put a stop to smuggling across the border, but from 33 both sides the officials could only intercept a trickle of the huge stream of smuggled goods regularly crossing the line. […] Cross border trade, both legal and illegal, steadily increased in the first half of the nineteenth century. The locals, especially those living next to the frontier, refused to equate smuggling with crime, especially since it usually proved so lucrative (Stuart 1988, 106–16).

Governor Porter ordered Crofts to be imprisoned until a formal application for transfer came from the Upper Canadian government. Eliot strongly believed in reciprocity of treatment across the border and he was immensely relieved to hear that one outcome of the legal imbroglio over fugitive criminals was a new Upper Canadian law, the first one to be passed, outlining the conditions for the return of fugitives to the United States. This would help to reassure the American authorities that the return of criminals would be reciprocated.

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