Lecture series to discuss crime and justice in early Arizona

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The Winter Lecture Series at the Apache Junction Public Library will return Tuesday, Nov. 24, with the topic “How Wild Was It? Crime and Justice in Arizona Territory.” It will be presented by Paul T. Hietter, author, history professor and chair of the Social Sciences Department at Mesa Community College.

Based on data from court cases and newspapers, this lecture presents an overview of crime and justice in Arizona Territory, including the types of crimes most commonly committed and the justice system’s response. How effective was Arizona Territory’s justice system compared to other areas of the country?
The lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. in the library, 1177 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction.
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