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The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Lisa L. Miller


This book compares interest group participation in the development of crime and justice policy across the local, state and national levels of government and has three main contributions to law, policy and criminology scholarship. First, it provides a detailed analysis of the narrow and often parochial nature of national and state crime politics, in contrast to the active and intense local political mobilization on crime by racial minorities and the urban poor. The book illustrates the ways the structure of U.S. federalism has contributed to the current situation in which national policy respon ... More

Keywords: federalism, racial politics, crime, criminal justice, criminology, poverty, interest groups, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195331684
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa L. Miller, author
Rutgers University
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