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NCJ Number: 135545 Find in a Library
Title: Interactions Within the Criminal Justice System
Corporate Author: Problems
Council of Europe
European Committee on Crime
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 132
Publication Number: ISBN 92-871-1082-4
Sale Source: Problems
Council of Europe
European Committee on Crime
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: Reports presented to the 17th Criminological Research Conference (1986) of the Council of Europe focus on improvement in the performance of criminal justice agencies by the enhancement of their effectiveness and efficiency and on the protection of those freedoms that characterize a democratic State.
Abstract: The discussions of interaction among the various components of the criminal justice system address problems of coordination and cooperation among the various agencies in daily practice, law enforcement problems that arise out of conflicts between various criminal justice agencies regarding the appropriate reactions to various kinds of crime, and how the aforementioned difficulties impact the processing of a case from the police through corrections. There was agreement among the conference participants that there must be an alignment of the number of cases that enter the criminal justice network with the capacity of the agencies which compose the network. This usually involves a reallocation of existing resources, a redistribution of discretionary decisionmaking, and new approaches to interagency interactions. The conference challenges Council of Europe Member States to articulate and develop interactive strategies that seek efficiency and effectiveness in crime control, but which also retain and strengthen the fundamental rights of suspects, defendants, and sentenced offenders. Recommendations are offered for policy and research. A 120-item bibliography and data tables
Main Term(s): Interagency cooperation
Index Term(s): Case processing; Corrections management; Court management; Europe; Police prosecutor relations
Note: From Collected Studies in Criminological Research, Volume XXV.
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