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NCJ Number: 182947 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice Atlas 2000
Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
Editor(s): Nancy Michel
Project Director: Stan Orchowsky
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 178
Sponsoring Agency: Justice Research and Statistics Association
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
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Grant Number: 2000-IJ-CX-0005
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Document: PDF
Type: Reference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This reference document, prepared to promote discussion of some of the central issues facing criminal justice practitioners and policymakers, contains information on significant trends in crime and justice as well as a historical overview of crime rate trends and sentencing and corrections practices in the United States.
Abstract: The first section examines perspectives on criminal justice issues related to the impact of truth-in-sentencing and three-strikes legislation on crime, the health care needs of prison and jail inmates, mentally ill inmates, restorative justice and female offenders, the management of sex offenders, case management and aftercare in juvenile corrections, new policy approaches to offender re-entry, the future of community corrections, and victim rights and services. The second section provides historical data on index crime, murder, and drug arrest rates as well as the inmate population, prison releases, and capital punishment. The third and fourth sections include national and State data on the nature and extent of crime and the supervision and punishment of offenders. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Corrections statistics; Crime patterns; Drug law offenses; Female offenders; History of corrections; History of criminal justice; Index crimes; Inmate health care; Inmate statistics; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Mentally ill offenders; Murder; National crime statistics; NIJ grant-related documents; Offender statistics; Offense statistics; Sentencing statistics; Sex offenders; State crime statistics; State-by-state analyses; Three Strikes Laws; Trend analysis; United States of America; Victim services; Victims rights; Violent crime statistics
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