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NCJ Number: 149238 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Population Growth and Characteristics: 1975-1993
Corporate Author: New Jersey Dept of Corrections
Division of Policy and Planning
Bureau of Parole
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Division of Policy and Planning
Bureau of Parole
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Trenton, NJ 08628
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The statistical charts and graphs of this report highlight the increase of New Jersey adult inmates and parolees over the past 17 years.
Abstract: They also show changes in the composition of these populations such as a recent increase in drug offenders, a decrease in property offenders and violent offenders, and the increased incidence of mandatory minimum terms. The first set of charts and graphs focuses on overall New Jersey prison populations, crime rates, arrest rates, and incarceration rates. Next, log functions are used to compare the inmate population to New Jersey's general population. A sequence of pie graphs categorizes adult inmates according to offense type, length of term, race/ethnicity, and mandatory minimum sentences. Next, legislative enactments/amendments that impact on inmate population growth are listed. The following set of pie graphs compares the adult inmate population growth and base offense for different years from 1975 to 1994. The final set of charts and graphs focuses on the parolee population: its growth, the base offenses in different years, and its race/ethnicity. Each chart or graph includes a short commentary emphasizing the chart's most significant phenomena.
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections trends; Inmate statistics; New Jersey; Parole statistics
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