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978-0-7391-9806-3 • Hardback • August 2014 • $108.00 • (£83.00)
978-0-7391-9807-0 • eBook • August 2014 • $102.50 • (£79.00)
Joseph F. Zimmerman is professor of political science in Rockefeller College of the University at Albany.
Chapter One:The Federal System
Chapter Two:Interstate and Federal State-Cooperation
Chapter Three: Congress as a Facilitator
Chapter Four:Protection of Women and Children
Chapter Five: The Impact of Federalized State Crimes
Chapter Six: Cooperative Federalism and the Crime Problem
Zimmerman knows his subject well. . . .This book contains a tremendous amount of information in a small space. It should prove useful to criminal justice scholars, legal scholars and political scientists. I recommend it without reservation.
— Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books
The usual comprehensive and highly descriptive survey of an important federalism issue one expects from this author, with a mine of information for research and policy recommendations for student debates.
— John Kincaid, Lafayette College
Joseph Zimmerman’s rich and extensive contributions to federalism and intergovernmental relations scholarship have broadened and deepened knowledge about areas that previously had not been adequately covered. This research continues that tradition. Focusing on the impact of congressional federalization of state crimes on the U.S. and state judicial systems, Dr. Zimmerman expertly examines the record of interstate and federal-state cooperation in strengthening enforcement of state criminal laws, identifies negative effects of congressional federalization, and proposes criteria for Congress to use in deciding whether to take such action. His recommendations to the Congress, President, and state legislatures for remedial measures should generate much-needed discussion and debate. This book is a must-read for those concerned about important trends and issues in judicial federalism.
— Carl W. Stenberg, University of North Carolina