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NCJ Number: 159043 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Program: Research Overview
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
Sale Source: Rand Corporation
1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Criminal justice research has been conducted to analyze new policy and operational issues associated with the dramatic increase in crime rates in the United States since the 1960's; in particular, the Rand Corporation established its Criminal Justice Program in 1976 to develop policies and practices that assure the effective use of public safety resources.
Abstract: Rand's Criminal Justice Program conducts systematic research in the following areas: career criminals, corrections and prison management, probation and parole, juvenile offenders, law enforcement and crime control, prosecution and sentencing, criminal justice system effectiveness, and drug problems. Research in the preceding areas is reported, and a multidisciplinary approach to analyzing the criminal justice system's complex functions and problems is recommended. References and figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections research; Court research; Criminal justice research; Criminal justice system effectiveness; Drug research; Juvenile justice research
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