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NCJ Number: 164495 Find in a Library
Title: Lessons for the Criminal Justice System From Twenty Years of Policing Reform
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: 10
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Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Director of the National Institute of Justice notes that significant criminal justice system reforms over the past 20 years involve policing reforms, in particular community policing, and sentencing reforms.
Abstract: Community policing engages the police and the community in problem-solving. Narrow benchmarks of police productivity, such as response time, arrests, and patrol strength, now compete with measures of fear, urban disorder, citizen satisfaction, and quality of life. Within the policing organization itself, the emphasis is on flexibility and innovation. Community policing views the community as a full partner in assuring public safety and in focusing on solving specific problems that are important to the community. In the area of sentencing, the expanded use of imprisonment has severely restricted the use of discretion by judges, correctional officials, and parole and probation officers. The community can also be involved in sentencing and corrections, and the importance of problem-solving in both policing and sentencing is discussed. Examples of local crime prevention initiatives are provided.
Main Term(s): Police reform
Index Term(s): Community policing; Crime Control Programs; Crime prevention measures; Criminal justice system reform; Criminology; Incarceration; Police effectiveness; Policing innovation; Sentencing reform
Note: Presented at the First Annual Conference of the New York Campaign for Effective Crime Policy, March 10, 1996
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