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NCJ Number: 222455 Find in a Library
Title: State Criminal Justice Survey Seeks Methods to Stem Drug Use, Violence
Author(s): Jessica Ashley
Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
United States of America
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, IL 60606
Grant Number: 02-DB-BX-0017;03-DB-BX-0037
Sale Source: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 West Adams Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research bulletin analyzes information provided by criminal justice professionals regarding the current state of the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Responses from hundreds of criminal justice professionals (police chiefs, court clerks, public defenders, State's attorneys, judges, probation officers, juvenile detention center administrators, and victim service providers) identified four major societal problems said to be getting worse: identity theft, drug and alcohol use, drug dealing, and juvenile crime. Based on responses, researchers concluded the following: though workloads among criminal justice practitioners differ, police, prosecutors, and public defenders are handling a large number of domestic violence and juvenile cases; prosecutors and public defenders indicated their high workloads increased plea-bargaining; identity theft, drug/alcohol use, drug dealing, and juvenile crime are getting worse; youth prevention programs, drug treatment, and offender monitoring should be employed to reduce drug use and violence; prosecutors and public defenders agreed on the need for more mental health and drug treatment services to reduce drug use and violence, and on the need for major improvements in DNA and drug processing. Data were collected through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) needs assessment survey. Figures
Main Term(s): Criminal justice research; Illinois
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system policy; Policy analysis; Research; Research uses in policymaking
Note: Research Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 1, September 2007
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