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NCJ Number: 130871 Find in a Library
Title: Contemporary Issue, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Crime Prevention, and Victimization
Journal: Research Update  Volume:2  Issue:3  Dated:(Summer 1991)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
Sacramento, CA 95814
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This journal presents the results of research that pertains to various aspects of criminal justice including juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, crime prevention, and victimization.
Abstract: The feature article describes programs throughout the Nation that involve interactions between youth and the elderly to promote public safety. A review of research on general criminal justice issues addresses the crime rate, alcohol problems, domestic violence, the effectiveness of fines, the impact of AIDS on the criminal justice system, and drug law enforcement. Topics in juvenile justice cover multiple-problem youth, violent offenders, youth drug and alcohol use patterns, mental health treatment, camps as alternative sentencing, juvenile justice standards, and nontraditional juvenile gangs. Law enforcement topics encompass the evaluation of pursuit policy, police-prosecutor cooperation, armed robbery reduction, community policing, and the purchase of body armor. Corrections subjects include the AIDS problem, life without parole, political influences in prison crowding, prison construction, private prisons, and shock incarceration. Some issues in crime prevention are auto theft prevention and the prevention of juvenile drug abuse. Victimization issues include judicial response to domestic violence, international homicide, black and Hispanic victimization rates, and victim compensation.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice research
Index Term(s): Corrections research; Crime prevention planning; Juvenile justice research; Police research; Victimology
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