Presidents and mass incarceration : choices at the top, repercussions at the bottom

Mancillas, Linda K., author
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  • Creator Linda K. Mancillas
  • Format Books
  • Publication Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2018]
  • Physical Details
    • x, 216 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9781440859465, 1440859469
  • OCLC on1005801484


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • 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, devastating repercussions at the bottom