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NCJ Number: 184427 Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Journal Issue No. 241
Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:241  Dated:October 1999  Pages:1-36
Series: NIJ Journal
Author(s): Thomas Rich; Thomas E. Feucht; Andrew Keyser; Veronica Coleman; Walter C. Holton Jr.; Kristine Olson; Stephen C. Robinson; Judith Stewart
Editor(s): David Boyd
Date Published: October 1999
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal contains four articles of interest to law enforcement and corrections professionals.
Abstract: The first article reviews the use by criminal justice agencies of computer mapping and geographic information systems. It also addresses probation and parole departments’ use of mapping, often in conjunction with community corrections initiatives. The second article examines Pennsylvania’s approach to reducing drug use in prisons, an approach that includes increased K-9 unit searches of inmate housing and institutional areas. The third article discusses using knowledge and teamwork (involving U.S. attorneys, community leaders, and researchers, among others) to identify and solve specific crime problems. It reviews a five-city pilot initiative that built on lessons learned in other communities where crime was dropping. The fourth article describes the National Institute of Justice’s John B. Pickett Criminal Justice Policy and Management Fellowship Program. This program provides assistance to practitioners interested in attending a 1-year Mid-Career Master of Public Administration program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Figures, tables, notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Computer mapping; Computers; Corrections canine units; Drug abuse in correctional facilities; Fellowship programs; Interagency cooperation; Pennsylvania; Professional in-service education; Science and Technology
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