BODY COUNT by William J. Bennett
Moral Poverty...And How to Win America's War Against Crime and Drugs

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A clear and compelling diagnosis and prescription for the most alarming social problem in American history: the all-but-inevitable explosion in violent crime in the best ten years. Charts & tables.
 

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William John Bennett (born July 3, 1943) is an American politician and political theorist. He served as United States Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988. He also held the post of Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (or "Drug Czar") under George H. W. Bush. Bennett was born in Brooklyn but later moved to Washington, D.C., where he attended Gonzaga College High School. He graduated from Williams College and went on to get a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Political Philosophy. He also has a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Dilulio is professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University and nonresident senior fellow at Brookings.
 
Published October 1, 1996 by Simon & Schuster. 272 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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But don't despair: Bennett (The Moral Compass, 1995, etc.), Princeton professor DiIulio, and Walters, the executive director of the Council on Crime in America, have the answers: Restrict alcohol, ratchet up the war on drugs, increase prison sentences, make adoption easier, provide youth with pos...

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The authors bring vast amounts of varied expertise to the problems of crime and drugs in America. Bennett (The Moral Compass) was head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Bush adminis

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Just three months after the Youth Conference met, Nixon launched a drug war that framed drug users not as alienated youths whose addiction was caused by inhabiting a fundamentally inequitable society, but as criminals attacking the moral fiber of the nation, people who deserved only incarceration...

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