the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

In From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime, Elizabeth Hinton discusses the rise of the carceral or prison state from JFK to Ronald Reagan. Discuss Kennedy and Johnson’s plans for dealing with delinquency.  What changed between 1961 and 1970? How did the Nixon and Reagan administrations change America’s approach to youth crime? What impact did drugs have on the progressive policies of Great Society liberalism? Finally, how does Matthew Lassiter’s examination of the Drug war complement, yet differ from Hinton’s argument? Be sure to support your answers.

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