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Title: NATIONAL STRATEGY TO REDUCE CRIME
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Advisory Cmssn on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 195
Sponsoring Agency: National Advisory Cmssn on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals
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Language: English
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Annotation: BROAD PICTURE OF THE COMMISSION'S WORK AND ITS STRATEGY FOR THE REDUCTION OF CRIME IN AMERICA.
Abstract: THE CHAPTERS ARE BASED ON THE FIVE COMPANION VOLUMES AND PRESENT ADDITIONAL EXPLANATORY MATERIAL. THE WORK COVERS CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM PLANNING, COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION, POLICE, COURTS, AND CORRECTIONS. IT ALSO ADDRESSES THE SUBJECTS OF CRIMINAL CODE REFORM AND CONTROL OF HANDGUNS. THE COMMISSION PROPOSES A GOAL FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF A 50 PERCENT REDUCTION IN HIGHFEAR CRIMES (HOMICIDE, FORCIBLE RAPE, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, ROBBERY, AND BURGLARY) BY 1983. FOUR AREAS ARE SPECIFIED FOR PRIORITY ACTION - JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION. IMPROVED DELIVERY OF SOCIAL SERVICES, PROMPT DETERMINATION OF GUILT OR INNOCENCE, AND INCREASED CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY CRIME CONTROL ACTIVITIES. THE COMMISSION'S PLAN CALLS FOR INCREASED COOPERATION BETWEEN ALL ELEMENTS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND PLANNED COORDINATION WITH THE SOCIAL SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM. THE PLAN EMPHASIZES THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT OF THE POLICE, THE NEED TO WORK FOR INSURING SPEEDIER TRIALS WHILE STILL PROTECTING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, AND THE NEED FOR CORRECTIONS TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS FOR REINTEGRATING OFFENDERS INTO THE COMMUNITY. A NATIONAL STRATEGY TO REDUCE CRIME PROVIDES SYNOPSES OF THE HUNDREDS OF STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS THE COMMISSION HAS PROPOSED IN THE OTHER VOLUMES OF THIS REPORT TO MEET THESE GOALS.
Index Term(s): Citizen crime precautions; Community involvement; Court reorganization; Criminal codes; Criminal justice information systems; Criminal justice system planning; Gun Control; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Standards
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