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Discretion and Its Discontents

Samuel Walker

in Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950–1990

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078206
eISBN:
9780199854202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078206.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Two Black men serve as symbols of the bitter politics of crime and justice in contemporary America: Edward Garner and Willie Horton. This chapter presents how the Garner and Horton controversies ... More


Consultants and Presidential Campaigns, 1984 and 1988

Dennis W. Johnson

in Democracy for Hire: A History of American Political Consulting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272692
eISBN:
9780190272722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272692.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Political consultants played a large role in the presidential elections of 1984 and 1988, including the Democratic and Republican primaries. In 1984 the Reagan re-election team included James Baker, ... More


Dogwhistles, Political Manipulation, and Philosophy of Language

Jennifer Saul

in New Work on Speech Acts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198738831
eISBN:
9780191802058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738831.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This essay explores the speech act of dogwhistling (sometimes referred to as ‘using coded language’). Dogwhistles may be overt or covert, and within each of these categories may be intentional or ... More


The Context

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter three describes how lifers for this study were recruited and the context in which the life history interviews took place. It also touches on the characteristics of the interviewees, and the ... More


It’s a Black Thang: Law and (Dis)order and the African American Freedom Struggle

Randy D. McBee

in Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622729
eISBN:
9781469623320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622729.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with the intersection of the Altamont concert in 1969 and the first blaxploitation film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, and ends with the Willie Horton ad that contributed to ... More


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