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Title: Interim Studies Report
Author(s): J Aanerud; A Cardamone; J Hicks; P Puente; S Ardalan; A Singer
Project Director: D Bylenok
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for State Policy Research
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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Ctr for State Policy Research
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United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Center for State Policy Research's sixth annual survey of State legislative activity is presented in the form of an Interim Studies Report.
Abstract: Interim studies are designed to give legislatures the opportunity to explore complex issues, review recently enacted legislation, and monitor mandates given to executive agencies, without the pressure surrounding a legislative session. The Center for State Policy Research surveyed all 50 State legislatures for the 1994 Interim Studies Report; 39 States conducted formal interim studies that dealt with such topics as health and human services, the judiciary, economic development, environment and natural resources, education, energy, transportation, agriculture, labor, and consumer affairs. Studies focusing on health and human services and the judiciary ranked first in interim study topics. With respect to the judiciary, 18 States reported they are studying difficulties associated with the juvenile justice system. States are taking immediate action to combat violence among young people, with tighter gun control laws, tougher sentencing for violent and repeat juvenile offenders, alternative sentencing and rehabilitation for nonviolent offenders, and juvenile justice system reform. Many States are looking at ways to prepare children for school, encourage strong families, and develop job programs that prevent violence. A list of judiciary subtopics covered by States in the interim study reports is provided. Footnotes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile offenders; State juvenile justice systems; State laws; State-by-state analyses; Violence prevention
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