The New Social Contract: America's Journey from Welfare State to Police State

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THE NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT
America's Journey from Welfare State to Police State

Joseph Dillon Davey

PRAEGER Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Notes xxiii
  • Part I - Poverty 1
  • Chapter 1 - Urban Riots and the Beginning of the New Social Contract 3
  • Notes 16
  • Chapter 2 - The Restoration of Order and the Reduction in Social Provision: Poverty in the 1990s 19
  • Notes 35
  • Chapter 3 - The New Homelessness: The Reagan Legacy 39
  • Notes 52
  • Part II - Crime 55
  • Chapter 4 The Explosion of the Criminal Justice System: The Muscle of the New Social Contract 57
  • Notes 65
  • Chapter 5 - The FBI's Dirty Little Secret: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics 69
  • Notes 82
  • Chapter 6 - The Media and Public Hysteria about Crime 85
  • Notes 98
  • Part III - Legal Change 103
  • Chapter 7 - Assault on the Constitution: Penal Code Reform 105
  • Notes 116
  • Chapter 8 - Assault on the Constitution: The Death of the Fourth Amendment 119
  • Notes 135
  • Cases Cited 136
  • Chapter 9 - The End of the War on Drugs 137
  • Notes 146
  • Part IV - Conclusion 149
  • Chapter 10 - The New Social Contract 151
  • Notes 162
  • Bibliography 165
  • Index 175
  • About the Author *
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