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Title: State of Crime and Criminal Justice in Ohio
Author(s): M S Davis; D A Faulconer; J J Knowles; B E Simms; R G Swisher
Corporate Author: Ohio Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 77
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Ohio Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Services
Colombus, OH 43215
Grant Number: 85-BJ-CX-K019
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These tables, figures, and narrative analyses present a statistical overview of attitudes toward crime, the nature and extent of crime, the characteristics of offenders, and the criminal justice response to crime in Ohio.
Abstract: Explanations also cover the role of the police, prosecution, the courts, the prison system, and the juvenile justice system. The data show that the incidence of crime in Ohio has been level or declining during the past decade. In addition, the number and percentages of prisoner paroles have significantly decreased. Moreover, 70 percent of all persons charged with serious crimes in the courts are convicted, and most of these go to jail or crime. Compensation is available for victims of these crimes. Citizen attitude surveys show that few Ohio residents have an accurate view of crime occurrence in the State. Citizens often have contradictory attitudes regarding criminal justice as well. The surveys indicate the need for caution in rapidly translating public attitudes into public policies. Figures, tables, maps, chapter reference lists, and a list of other research publications from the same unit.
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Criminal justice statistics; Ohio; Public Opinion of Crime
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