A Legacy of Misregulation
Wesley Oliver's The Prohibition Era and Policing places him firmly within the wonderful new body of historical work that shows us how Prohibition continues to shape American law, governance, and society. Oliver does what historians do bestdemonstrate how our present circumstances are profoundly shaped by our past, and how we might imagine a better future. Oliver believes that Americans deserve a more effective and more accountable criminal justice system, and uses history to help us see our present system as both contingent and changeable."" - Kenneth W. Mack, Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History, Harvard Law School ""Wes Oliver tells a fascinating story of criminal procedure in the early twentieth century, and he makes a novel, compelling argument for the centrality of the Prohibition Era in understanding the way the United States currently regulates the police. This is an important and provocative book."" - David Alan Sklansky, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford University
Wesley M. Oliver is Professor of Law at Duquesne University.