Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Crime in Wabaunsee Township,
Wabaunsee County, Kansas 1858-1921

Title

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Crime in Wabaunsee Township,
Wabaunsee County, Kansas 1858-1921

Subject

Rural Crime

Description

This study uses two Justice of the Peace record books to correlate patterns in early Wabaunsee Co., crime rates with major regional and national events. The results of this study show spikes in crime rates following events that put strain on the United States economically and socially. These spikes show economic and social stress in an area that otherwise had relatively low amounts crime.

Creator

Aaron Melby

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Spring 2012

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Type

Document

Files

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Citation

Aaron Melby, “Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Crime in Wabaunsee Township,
Wabaunsee County, Kansas 1858-1921
,” Kansas History and Life, accessed September 24, 2017, http://othercollections.omeka.net/items/show/12.

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