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Presidents and mass incarceration, choices at the top, repercussions at the bottom, Linda K. Mancillas

This book looks at how U.S. presidents and their administrations' policies from the late 1960s to 2017 have led to rampant over-imprisonment and a public policy catastrophe in the United States. It examines how American presidents from Lyndon B. Johnson to Donald J. Trump have operated as significant political criminal justice entrepreneurs and how their leadership choices continue to have severe repercussions for the citizens at the lowest levels of our communities
Table Of Contents
Introduction: the politics of U.S. mass incarceration -- President Johnson's safe streets: the first federal anti-crime entrepreneur -- President Nixon's crime and drug wars: bleeding-heart liberals and lawlessness -- President Ford goes victims' rights and President Carter goes soft on crime -- President Reagan declares all-out war on crime and drugs -- President George H. W. Bush follows President Reagan's lead -- President Clinton's three strikes and you're out -- President George W. Bush: Homeland Security and the War on terrorism -- President Obama's new law and order: illegal immigration, private prisons, and executive orders -- President Trump: law and order, politics of fear, alternative facts, and the rule of law -- Conclusion: choices at the top, devasting reprecussions at the bottom
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 216 pages)
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