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NCJ Number: 156236 Find in a Library
Title: Murder in America: Recommendations From the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Murder Summit
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police/National Law Enforcement Policy Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 31
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Fifty-five practitioners and scholars fashioned a package of proven, promising, and innovative homicide-reduction strategies for consideration and implementation by institutions and individuals directly responsible for the prevention and control of murder in the United States.
Abstract: The recommendations involve police, courts, corrections agencies, health services, schools, other social service agencies, legislatures, and elected and appointed political executives. Recommendations for law enforcement include leadership in the development of communitywide murder-reduction strategies, intervention against all forms of violence as early and decisively as possible, intensification of the use of community policing and murder-specific problemsolving strategies, intensification of the use of tactical teams and task forces to regain control of high-crime and violent environments, and maximization of substance-abuse prevention and enforcement programming. Other recommendations for law enforcement agencies are to use emerging technology to improve homicide clearance rates and to supply responding officers with enhanced domestic- dispute and violent-history information. Recommendations for community and government initiatives include the creation of crime advisory committees to assist law enforcement agencies with murder reduction; involve all segments of the community in violence and murder prevention and control, including the business community; augment detention capacity by adapting existing facilities such as closed military bases; and intensify alcohol-consumption-reduction programs. Other recommendations pertain to legislative initiatives as well as education and training initiatives. 3 tables and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Violence prevention
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Crime specific countermeasures; Legislation; Murder; Police policies and procedures
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