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NCJ Number: 168377 Find in a Library
Title: Summit on Crime and Violence
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc.
Washington, DC 20036
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57073-057-1
Sale Source: American Bar Assoc.
1800 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A summit on crime and violence was hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) in January 1994 in Washington, DC, to focus attention on the importance of criminal justice reform, violence prevention, and the proper treatment of offenders.
Abstract: The summit opened with remarks from the ABA president, and distinguished guest speakers included the Deputy Attorney General, the Surgeon General, and the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Summit panels addressed crime and violence in the United States, the epidemic of violence, children at risk, thinking smart about sentencing and corrections, and gun-related violence. Summit participants concluded that educational programs to promote violence prevention awareness, such as peer mediation and dropout prevention, should be adopted; that alternatives to incarceration, such as the Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime program and drug courts, should be considered; and that the Federal Government should accept the role of financier and information broker rather than pass "quick fix" legislation. The clear consensus of participants was to aggressively pursue comprehensive criminal justice system improvements in every State. Appendixes contain additional information on new directions for the criminal justice system and on the summit program and participants.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Children at risk; Criminal justice system effectiveness; Criminal justice system reform; Drug Courts; Firearm-crime relationships; TASC programs (street crime); Violence prevention; Violent crimes; Weapons violations
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