Crime, Justice, the Media (and Donald Trump)

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For the first time in two decades, much of the news media coverage of criminal justice in a national election year focused on politics.

Crime issues were prominent in both of Bill Clinton’s campaigns for president in the 1990s. But it wasn’t until Donald Trump made “law and order” a theme during his 2016 campaign that crime emerged as a high-profile issue in the race for the White House.

Because crime is primarily a state and local . . .

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