George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-) was elected president of the United States in 1988 and served one term in office (1989–93). Before that, he served as vice president under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989. His administration's focus on criminal justice policy largely revolved around advancing the war on drugs that was escalated during the Reagan administration. Like Reagan, Bush viewed drugs as synonymous with crime. While vice president, Bush led a task force on international drug smuggling in an effort to better coordinate federal efforts to reduce the ...

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