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NCJ Number: 184886 Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Journal Issue No. 230
Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:230  Dated:February 1996  Pages:1-36
Series: NIJ Journal
Date Published: February 1996
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Journal takes a retrospective look at the NIJ's crime-related activities, primarily in the context of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and the Violence Against Women Act.
Abstract: Articles in the journal examine drug-related crime, gang-related crime, the efficacy of treatment for drug-abusing offenders, street gang migration from urban areas, the application of research findings to practice, crime control policies, and steps being taken by the NIJ to improve the communication of criminal justice information worldwide. The NIJ's role in the implementation of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 is discussed in terms of community policing, violence against women, drug courts, boot camps, NIJ grant awards that target crime control priorities, and the success of prison-based therapeutic communities with drug-abusing offenders. Specific attention is also paid to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service and its ability to provide access to and disseminate criminal justice information and cooperation between the NIJ and the United Nations in the area of information technology. Notes and photographs
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Automated criminal justice system; Community policing; Crime control policies; Criminal justice information systems; Criminal justice research; Criminal justice system policy; Drug abuse; Drug Courts; Drug Related Crime; Drug treatment; Federal programs; Funding sources; Gangs; Grants or contracts; International cooperation; National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS); National Institute of Justice (NIJ); Shock incarceration programs; Treatment/Therapeutic Community; Violence prevention
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