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NCJ Number: 119707 Find in a Library
Title: American Justice: Research of the National Institute of Justice
Editor(s): L J Siegel
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 269
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Publication Number: ISBN 0-314-56565-5
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text presents a collection of 36 crime-related research materials published by NIJ and is intended for use as a supplement in courses on criminology or criminal justice.
Abstract: The materials reflect the broad range of topics usually covered in the basic introductory course in these topic areas. The first part focuses on crime and criminality. It contains selections from NIJ research reports dealing with the causes of crime and delinquency, victims and victimization, and drugs and crime. The second part focuses on the operations of the criminal justice system: the police and law enforcement, the court system, probation and alternative sanctions, and correctional institutions and practices. Individual selections focus on repeat offenders, biology and crime, television violence, gun control, victim services, interviews of child victims, neighborhood watch programs, drug testing, drug-involved offenders, and drug trafficking. Other selections focus on police responses to special populations, AIDS and law enforcement officers, the role of criminal court judges in confronting domestic violence, the impact of Federal sentencing guidelines, the use of fines as criminal sanctions, house arrest, intensive probation supervision, restitution, electronic monitoring of offenders, efforts to relieve jail crowding, and private prisons. Discussion questions for each selection, data tables, figures, and reference notes are included.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice research
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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