The Investigation of the Magistrates' Courts in the First Judicial Department and the Magistrates Thereof, and of the Attorneys-at-law Practicing in said Courts : Final Report of Samuel Seabury, Referee. Samuel Seabury, New York . Supreme Court. Appellate Division, Referee, State.

The Investigation of the Magistrates' Courts in the First Judicial Department and the Magistrates Thereof, and of the Attorneys-at-law Practicing in said Courts : Final Report of Samuel Seabury, Referee

New York: Arno Press, 1974.

Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #8490
ISBN: 0405061609

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Facsimile reprint of the 1932 edition published by Lawyers Press, New York. "The Seabury investigations were prompted by allegations of lurid and endemic corruption within the police and lower court systems. The Seabury investigation into the Magistrate’s Courts revealed a shocking picture of conspiracy among that Court’s judges, attorneys, police and bail bondsmen to extort money from those facing trial. The Magistrate’s Court of the City of New York was the Court in which those people charged with certain crimes first encountered the justice system. Throughout the autumn of 1930, the Seabury Commission heard more than 1,000 witnesses — judges, lawyers, police officers and former defendants — paint a shocking picture of false arrests, fraudulent bail bonds, and unjust, peremptory imprisonment." - New York State Supreme Court - Appellate Division - First Department - website History 1930-1939. ; Criminal Justice in America; Ex-Library; vi, 256, 3 ad pages.

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