Presidents and Mass Incarceration: Choices at the Top, Repercussions at the Bottom, 1st Edition

  • Linda K. Mancillas
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  • ISBN-10: 1440859477
  • ISBN-13: 9781440859472
  • DDC: 365.973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Taking a new and innovative approach to the subject, 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction: The Politics of U.S. Mass Incarceration.
2: President Johnson’s Safe Streets: The First Federal Anti-Crime Entrepreneur.
3: President Nixon’s Crime and Drug Wars: Bleeding-Heart Liberals and Lawlessness.
4: President Ford Goes Victims’ Rights and President Carter Goes Soft on Crime.
5: President Reagan Declares All-Out War on Crime and Drugs.
6: President George H. W. Bush Follows President Reagan’s Lead.
7: President Clinton’s Three Strikes and You’re Out.
8: President George W. Bush: Homeland Security and the War on Terrorism.
9: President Obama’s New Law and Order: Illegal Immigration, Private Prisons, and Executive Orders.
10: President Trump: Law and Order, Politics of Fear, Alternative Facts, and the Rule of Law.
11: Conclusion: Choices at the Top, Devastating Repercussions at the Bottom.
About the Author.