The Law and Order Presidency

For Criminal Justice courses in Policy and History, as well as Political Science courses in the American Presidency. Documenting the nationalization and federalization of crime over the last half of the twentieth century, this text demonstrates the role the American President has played in shaping public opinion and policy of crime at the federal level. The author uses both case studies and quantitative data to test hypotheses and illustrate assumptions, analyzes the implications of findings and demonstrates the new law and order role for the President of the United States.