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Title: Crime and Punishment in the Year 2000: What Kind of Future?
Corporate Author: Carter Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 29
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Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes policy recommendations regarding the future of criminal justice and delinquency made by 80 criminal and juvenile justice professionals who participated in the National Council on Crime and Delinquency Professional Council's 1988 Leadership Forum.
Abstract: Participants in the leadership forum called upon policymakers and candidates for public office to identify the causes of America's escalating crime rates and apply sufficient resources to reduce crime. They also pointed out that the public will not support reforms that minimize uses of imprisonment until crime is reduced. Instead of using the criminal justice system to reduce crime, the United States must improve the quality of life for its citizens and especially for its children and youth. Because citizens and business interests no longer see the prison systems as competent to prepare inmates for work after release, they support alternatives to incarceration such as home detention, restitution, and community service.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice planning
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; National Council on Crime and Delinquency; Social conditions
Note: Summary of the proceedings of the 1988 Leadership Forum sponsored by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
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