Political Science Faculty and Staff

Nancy Marion

Nancy Marion

Title: Professor, Fellow Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Fellow
Department: Political Science
Office: 204 Olin Hall
Phone: 330-972-5551
Email: nmarion@uakron.edu


Biography

Dr. Marion's interests revolve around the influence of politics on the criminal justice system. This involves not only how the federal, state and local governments create criminal justice policies and agencies, but also how politics affects how criminal justice is implemented by local, state and federal agencies. She teaches courses on American Government, Politics of Criminal Justice, Policy Problems in Criminal Justice, and Political Scandals.

She is the author of many books, including A History of Federal Crime Control Initiatives, A Primer in the Politics of Criminal Justice, and Crime and Criminal Justice in Ohio. She has also published numerous articles in various professional journals on how politics and criminal justice are related.


Publications

Books:

Criminal Justice Policy, forthcoming from McGraw-Hill.

Making Environmental Law: The Politics of Protecting the Earth, forthcoming from ABC/Clio.

The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice, 2nd Ed. with Dr. Willard M. Oliver. forthcoming from Prentice Hall.

Presidential Assassinations with Dr. Willard Oliver, 2010 (Praeger Press).

The Politics of Disgrace 2010 (North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press).

The Making of Criminal Justice Policy in the United States with Dr. Willard Oliver 2008 (New York: Edwin Mellen Press).

A Primer in the Politics of Criminal Justice (2nd Edition), 2007 (New York: Criminal Justice Press).

United States versus Organized Crime 2007 (New York: Prentice Hall).

The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice, with Dr. Willard M. Oliver. 2005 (New York: Prentice Hall).

Crime and Criminal Justice in Ohio: Programs and Agencies (2nd Edition). 2003 (Akron, OH: Midwest Press).

Criminal Justice in America: The Politics Behind the System. 2002. (North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press).

Crime and Criminal Justice in Ohio: Programs and Agencies.1998 (Akron, OH: Midwest Press).

A Primer in the Politics of Criminal Justice 1995 (Albany: Harrow and Heston Publishers).

A History of Federal Crime Control Initiatives, 1960-1993. 1994 (Westport, Conn: Praeger Publishers).

Articles:

“Crime in 2008 Presidential Election” with Dr. Willard M. Oliver; forthcoming in Criminal Justice Policy Review.

“Shaping History or Riding the Wave? President Bush’s Influence on the Public Opinion of Terrorism, Homeland Security and Crime” with Josh Hill and Dr. Willard Oliver (2010) Journal of Criminal Justice Vol 38, pp. 896-902.

“Symbolic Politics, Criminal Justice Policy, and Third Party Political Platforms” with Dr. Willard Oliver. Forthcoming in Criminal Justice Policy Review.

“Law Enforcement Responses to Homeland Security Initiatives: The Case of Ohio” with Dr. Kelley Cronin (2009) Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice Vol 6 No. 1, pp. 4-23.

“Gubernatorial Crime Control Rhetoric” with Dr. Willard M. Oliver and Colleen Smith 2009. Criminal Justice Policy Review. Vol 20, 457-474.

“Congress, Crime and Budgetary Responsiveness: A Study in Symbolic Politics”; with Dr. Willard Oliver. 2009. Criminal Justice Policy Review. 20 (2) 115-135.

“Political Party Platforms: Symbolic Politics and Criminal Justice Policy” with Dr. Willard Oliver; 2008 Criminal Justice Policy Review. Vol 19 No. 4

“Legislating Crime Policy from the White House: Presidential Success with Congress in the Passage of Federal Crime Control Policy” with Dr. Willard M. Oliver. 2007. American Journal of Criminal Justice.31:2, pp. 92-104.

“Budgets, Institutions, and Change: Criminal Justice Policy in America Revisited” with Dr. Willard M. Oliver. 2006. Criminal Justice Policy Review, Vol 17, No. 4, pp. 451-467.

“Financing Ohio Supreme Court Elections 1992-2002: Campaign Finance and Judicial Selection” with Dr. Rick Farmer and Todd Moore. 2005.  Akron Law Review Vol 38 No. 3, pp. 567-623.

“A Preliminary Examination of Presidential Anti-Crime Promises” with Dr. Rick Farmer, 2004. Criminal Justice Review 29:1, pp. 173-195.

“Crime Control in the 2000 Presidential Election: A Symbolic Issue” with Dr. Rick Farmer. 2003.  American Journal of Criminal Justice 27:2, pp. 129-144.

“The Effectiveness of Community Corrections: A Case Study” 2002. The Prison Journal 82:4, pp. 478-497.

“Contracts or Departments?: Policing Strategies in Ohio Townships” with Kelley Cronin. 1998.  The Ohio Journal of Economics and Politics 12:1, pp. 27-46.

Police Academy Training: Are We Teaching Recruits What They Need to Know?”1998. International Journal of Police Strategies and Management 21:1, pp. 54-79.

“Symbolic Policies in Clinton’s Crime Control Agenda” 1997.  Buffalo Criminal Law Review 1:1, pp. 67-108.

"The Federal Response to Crime Victims, 1960-1992" 1995. The Journal of Interpersonal Violence 10:4, pp. 419-436.

"Symbolism and Federal Crime Control Legislation, 1960-1990" 1994. Journal of Crime and Justice 17:2, pp. 69-91.

"Presidential Agenda Setting in Crime Control" 1992. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 6:2, pp. 159-184.

Book Chapters:

“Preserving Trust in Government: Public Corruption and the Court” forthcoming in A History of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Paul Finkelman and Roberta Alexander, Editors (Ohio University Press).

“The Politics of Internet Crimes” (2009) in Crimes of the Internet, Frank Schmalleger and Michael Pittaro, eds. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall), pp. 521-48.

Ohio’s Policy Responses to Crime” 2006.  In Government, Politics, and Public Policy in Ohio Carl Lieberman, Editor (Akron, OH: Midwest Press), pp. 199-239.

Ohio’s Courts” 2006. In Government, Politics, and Public Policy in Ohio Carl Lieberman, Editor (Akron, OH: Midwest Press), pp. 95-154.

“Crime and Justice in Colonial America” 2005. In The Encyclopedia of Criminology (New York: Routledge).

“The U.S. Customs Service” 2005. In The Encyclopedia of Criminology (New York: Routledge).

“Ronald Akers” 2005. In The Encyclopedia of Criminology (New York: Routledge).

“Symbolic Policies in Clinton’s Crime Control Agenda” 2002. In Stolz, Barbara Ann, Editor. Criminal Justice Policy Making: Federal Roles and Processes (Connecticut: Praeger Press), pp. 48-70.

"Ohio State Policy Responses to Crime" 1995.  In Carl Lieberman, editor. Government, Politics, and Public Policy in Ohio (Akron, Ohio: Midwest Press Inc.).

"The Structure of the Courts and Placement of Judges in Ohio" 1995. In Carl Lieberman, editor. Government, Politics, and Public Policy in Ohio (Akron, Ohio: Midwest Press Inc.).

"Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act Passes and Ushers in a New Era of Treatment" 1992. In Frank N. Magill, editor. Great Events from History II: Human Rights (Pasadena, Calif: Salem Press, Inc.).

"Rehabilitation Act Passed in Response to Demands of Handicapped People" 1992. In Frank N. Magill, editor. Great Events from History II: Human Rights (Pasadena, Calif: Salem Press, Inc.).

            Reports:       

“Judicial Impartiality: The Next Steps: A Call to Action” 2003. Preliminary Report written for the Ohio Supreme Court (Available at http://www.thenextsteps.org).

“Community Corrections in Ohio” 2002. Report commissioned by the Justice Policy Institute, Washington, D.C. (Available at Http://www.justicepolicy.org).

"The Inmates Sampled", 1984. in Kevin N. Wright,  "Improving Correctional Classification Through A Study of the Placement of Inmates in Environmental Settings" (New York: Center for Social Analysis) National Institute of Justice Report.


Education

Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton


Courses

3700: 361 Politics of the Criminal Justice System

3700: 437 Government Versus Organized Crime

3700: 443 Political Scandals and Corruption

3700: 480 Policy Problems: Criminal Justice

3700: 622 Seminar: Alternatives to Violence at Home & Abroad


Areas of Responsibility

Criminal Justice