The History of Presidents and Crime Policy (President Carter did not put…
The History of Presidents and Crime Policy
George H. W. Bush agenda on crime was conservative
President Clinton supported the three strikes legislation
George W. Bush signed US Patriot Act after 9/11 to fight the war on terror
President Hoover was the first president to truly take up the rhetoric of crime.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt first acts in office was the repeal of the Volstead Act in 1933
President Eisenhower administration-crime resurfaces as a presidential issue with a focus on the rising rate of juvenile crime in the late 1950's
President Kennedy had four primary criminal justice issues: organized crime, juvenile crime, youth delinquency and legal counsel for indigent offenders.
President Johnson felt that crime control was the first duty of local law enforcement but the federal government needed to help
President Ford wants mandatory sentencing, pretrial diversion, and the prosecution of white-collar crime, political corruption, and other crimes in high places
President Ford had many crime control issues on his agenda, including gun control, constitutional protections restricting the search efforts of law enforcement personnel, capital punishment for shooting a police officer
President Carter did not put crime high on his own agenda. Although he supported the criminal code reform, judicial reform, wiretap, antitrust enforcement and competition as well as anticrime programs
President Reagan's agenda on crime was highlighted by a renewed war on drugs linking the federal ad state criminal justice system.
President Reagan supported victims rights and the death penalty. Reagan supported the rights for one to own a hand gun.
President Hoover was the first to begin addressing the issue of crime via federal powers of office
President Reagan fought against illicit drug use as well as organized crime, pornography and especially child pornography.
President Clinton proposed that more federal agents crack down on illegal gun trafficking and dealers
President Franklin Roosevelt's acts in office was the repeal of the Volstead Act
President Johnson established the commission on law enforcement and the administration of justice to discover the causes of crime and better ways to prevent it
President Hoover was the first president who articulated the need for the government and specifically the president to become involved in the issue of crime
President Nixon supported programs such as delinquency prevention, victims rights, war on drugs, revision of federal criminal code and grants to the states