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Title: STUDY OF THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF IN THE UNITED STATES - SOUTHERN REGION, 1967
Author(s): D B BRAMMER; J E HURLEY
Corporate Author: University of Mississippi
United States of America
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 230
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: OLEA-097
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BROAD KNOWLEDGE BASE OF SOUTHERN SHERIFF'S OPERATION, RESPONSIBILITIES, NEEDS, AND POTENTIALITIES.
Abstract: DESPITE THE UNIVERSALITY AND IMPORTANCE OF THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF, NATIONWIDE DATA DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS PRESENT-DAY STATUS ARE NONEXISTENT. PRIOR STUDIES HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO A SINGLE STATE AND USUALLY HAVE BEEN CONCERNED WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY PROVISIONS AND NOT WITH THE GATHERING AND INTERPRETING OF STATISTICAL DATA ABOUT THE PRACTICES AND ACTUAL OPERATIONS OF THE OFFICE. IT HAS BEEN VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DRAW INTERSTATE OR REGIONAL COMPARISONS FOR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO FILL THE SERIOUS KNOWLEDGE GAP WHICH EXISTS WITH RESPECT TO THE PRESENT CHARACTERISTICS AND STATUS OF SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO PROVIDE THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE OFFICE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE, THE NATIONAL SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION AND THE INDIVIDUAL SHERIFFS WITH A MASS OF HERETOFORE UNAVAILABLE DATA DESCRIPTIVE OF THE ORGANIZATION, OPERATION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES, NEEDS, PROBLEMS AND POTENTIAL OF SOUTHERN SHERIFFS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Jails; National Sheriffs Association; Organization studies; Sheriffs; Southern States
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