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Politics, punishment, and populism

Author: David James George Hennessy Windlesham, Baron
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 was arguably the most important legislative achievement of President Clinton's first term. In this detailed account, Lord Windlesham, a prominent legal scholar, British legislator, and Oxford College Principal, brings his experience to bear in analyzing the forces inside and outside the 103rd Congress, which shaped the final content of the Act. Controversial  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David James George Hennessy Windlesham, Baron
ISBN: 0195115309 9780195115307
OCLC Number: 38120616
Description: vi, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The politics of crime --
Organized interests and populist beliefs --
Symbolism and reality --
Partisanship and compromise --
Ending the insanity --
Processing the contract --
Money and ideology --
Congress and the courts --
A new isolationism.
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy.
Responsibility: Lord Windlesham.
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Former minister and current British government legislator Lord Windlesham examines the American federal crime-control laws that surfaced before and after the 1994 "Republican Revolution" in Congress.  Read more...

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His latest book shows a grasp of the political and legal dynamics of another country which has astonished even Americans, and his care for detail adds to its interest./ Prof. Nigel Walker, Institute Read more...

 
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