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Title: Thinking About Crime: A Federal Perspective on a Local Issue
Author(s): J Travis
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) spoke at a Dartmouth College symposium about the mission and activities of the NIJ as a Federal criminal justice agency and the important role of the Federal Government in crime prevention.
Abstract: He pointed out that the public demand for the Federal Government to do something about crime will increase and contrasted the expanded role of the Federal Government versus State governments in responding to crime. He discussed strict federalism and Federal activism, noting the legitimacy of the Federal Government's role in crime control policy with the establishment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The growth in the Federal law enforcement role and public concern about crime were examined, as well as violent and property crime rates, crime as a social phenomenon, and drug law offenses. Federal, State, and local responses to crime were compared, including imprisonment and community policing, and provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 were reviewed. The role of the Federal Government in providing assistance to State and local governments and Federal support for criminal justice research were addressed.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community policing; Crime control policies; Criminal justice research; Drug law offenses; Federal criminal justice system; Federal government; Federal law enforcement agencies; Incarceration; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); Police crime-prevention; Property crimes; Public Opinion of Crime; Victims of Crime; Violence prevention; Violent Crime Control and Enforcement Act; Violent crimes
Note: Symposium address at Dartmouth College, 1996
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