Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Navigation

The Policy Dilemma

Federal Crime Policy and the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, 1968-1978

1980
Authors:

Malcolm M. Feeley and Austin D. Sarat

The Policy Dilemma

Feeley and Sarat provide an interesting review of the development of the LEAA grant program that offers not only a fascinating post mortem on that program, as it is about to be interred, but also a valuable set of insights into the qualities of federal programs that are necessary for successful implementation. As we experience the anticipated reductions in domestic programs in the 1980s, this book will provide useful guidance to those responsible for planning or managing those cutbacks.

Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie-Mellon University

The Policy Dilemma

Malcolm M. Feeley is the Claire Sanders Clements Dean's Chair Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Austin D. Sarat is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College.

The Policy Dilemma

Feeley and Sarat provide an interesting review of the development of the LEAA grant program that offers not only a fascinating post mortem on that program, as it is about to be interred, but also a valuable set of insights into the qualities of federal programs that are necessary for successful implementation. As we experience the anticipated reductions in domestic programs in the 1980s, this book will provide useful guidance to those responsible for planning or managing those cutbacks.

Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie-Mellon University

This is courageous and skilled social analysis, fresh in its approach and as current as tomorrow’s edition of the Times.

Samuel Krislov, University of Minnesota

Lively, well-written, and original.

Franklin Zimring, Center for Studies in Criminal Justice, University of Chicago