and federal support for university-based law enforcement education departments was not the beginning of higher education's intimacy with police, it did signal a critical point in the complicity of higher education in the school-to-prison pipeline.
Birch Bayh of Indiana argued for the creation of the LEAA
by declaring that "at no time in our history has disrespect for law and those who administer and enforce it been so general and widespread.
Unfortunately, ACA had several of these grants with LEAA
believes that child sex abuse is NOT a victimless crime and that our children are best protected when the courts punish pedophiles with the most severe punishment our criminal justice system can muster
Yet the federal government, in appropriating billions of dollars for the LEAA
program, earmarked the funds primarily for the fortification of the police, thereby contributing to their isolation.
97) The LEAA
was a Federal agency established in 1968 to funnel federal funding to state and local law enforcement agencies.
The extraordinary challenge of crime led to monumental responses: enter LEAA
and a whole new era of experimentation in policing as government tried desperately to leverage its resources in creative and innovative ways to make the streets safe again.
Upon termination of LEAA
and LEEP in the early 1980s, four-year colleges and universities maintained and increased enrollment in criminal justice programs by diversifying their student populations (Durham, 1992).
In a candid moment, LEAA
Associate Administrator Clarence Coster revealed the organization's true agenda, telling a meeting of police chiefs that American police must be nationalized: "Today, in this country, we have 40,235 law enforcement agencies, ranging from one-man departments to New York City, with more than 40,000 police officers.
Born under Johnson and buried under Reagan, the LEAA
channeled billions to the states but did virtually nothing to combat crime.
Concklin, The Impact of Crime III, LEAA
, US Dept of Justice, 10 (1979).
Through consolidation of planning and administration, for example, LEAA
has the responsibility for rationalizing the internal security network.