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This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD’s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.
Chapter 5: Hate the Player and Hate the Game1: The Politics of the War against the Young
Hate the Player and Hate the Game1: The Politics of the War against the Young
Without question, our young people have paid a heavy price in the so-called War Against Crime. The most vulnerable political targets of the demagogues on crime policy were adolescents (Krisberg, 2005). The next most vulnerable political targets were women who were incarcerated in unprecedented numbers due to mandatory drug laws. The young children of these incarcerated moms were the civilian collateral damage of the Drug War, receiving less than benign attention by state criminal justice and welfare officials (Krisberg & Temin, 2000). To the extent that obscene levels of spending on the War on Crime ...