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NCJ Number: 157466 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Politics in the 1990s: A National Leadership Conference
Corporate Author: Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 184
Sponsoring Agency: Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy
Washington, DC 20004
Sale Source: Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy
918 F Street, NW
Suite 505
Washington, DC 20004
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication provides background information on and analysis of many key issues to be considered in a conference designed to inform the debate on crime and punishment policies in the United States.
Abstract: A paper that analyzes the mix of law enforcement and prevention strategies necessary to respond to violence is followed by an assessment of crime rates, demographics, drug policies, and future crime-control strategies. A number of papers on incarceration address the relationship between crime and incarceration, the characteristics of inmates, and the economic interests involved in prison expansion. Another paper analyzes the destructive impact of the "war on drugs" in contributing to increasing racial disparity within the criminal justice system. Other materials link heightened concern about crime to increased media reporting on dramatic crimes, analyze funding prospects through the new crime bill, assess the role of policing and issues in community policing, and analyze the problem of youth violence and the role of the juvenile court. A paper provides an overview of North Carolina's new sentencing guidelines system that ties sentencing to prison capacity. A commentary on the "three strikes and you're out" policy by one of its originators is assessed by the author of "facts and fallacies" associated with the proposal. Finally, there is an overview of the restorative justice model and a proposal for a victim orientation for community corrections.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community policing; Corrections effectiveness; Crime control policies; Deterrence effectiveness; Habitual offenders; Incarceration; Media coverage; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
Note: Youth Violence and Guns.
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