Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act

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The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 is an Act of Congress dealing with crime and law enforcement; it became law in 1994.


  • The actual cost to the state of the AFDC program was minimal, but its symbolism was incalculable. The end of welfare went hand in hand with the disciplinary "crime bill" pushed by the Clintons, leading to an epidemic of mass incarceration. Neoliberalism, unlike classical liberalism, does not permit a fluidity of self-expression as an occasional participant in the market, and posits prison as the only available alternative for anyone not willing to conceive of themselves as being present fully and always in the market.
    • Anis Shivani, "Our Neoliberal Nightmare: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Why the Wealthy Win Every Time" ,, June 10, 2016

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