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Federal Government and Criminal Justice

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Introduction

    1. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 1-6
  3. Criminal Justice System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 9-16
    3. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 17-36
    4. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 37-53
  4. Federal Antidrug Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 57-80
    3. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 81-84
  5. Violent Personal Crimes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 87-93
    3. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 95-99
    4. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 101-109
  6. Minors as Victims and Offenders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 113-125
    3. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 127-140
  7. Weapons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 143-159
  8. Organized Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Nancy E. Marion
      Pages 163-176

About this book


Providing a description of the responses taken by the federal government to issues revolving around criminal justice, each chapter focuses on a different problem and shows what different presidents have said, what policies were proposed and/or passed by Congress, and any cases heard by the Supreme Court on the issue.


crime crimes against children criminal justice drugs government hate crime immigration Internet migration Policy terrorism violence

About the authors

NANCY E. MARION Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, USA.

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"There is a growing body of literature that has begun to look at the Federal role in crime control policy in America, highlighted by a number of authors from varying backgrounds. Marion was at the forefront of this federalization of crime scholarship from the very beginning and she remains one of the leading scholars in this area. She has taken a topic that can be dry and made it very readable and understandable. For those scholars working in the area of crime policy, this will provide an excellent resource for their research and one that they prove beneficial for them to have on their bookshelf." - Willard M. Oliver, Sam Houston State University