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NCJ Number: 230218 Find in a Library
Title: Criminologists Address Criminal Justice Policy Issues
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:71  Issue:6  Dated:December 2009  Pages:102-103
Author(s): Christopher A. Innes
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 2
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes ways in which the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and its members have used constructive ways for criminological research to inform policy.
Abstract: The ASC produces a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, "Criminology and Public Policy," which contains articles that highlight and debate the effects of criminology on policy issues. Also, for the first time ever, the proceedings of an ASC annual meeting have been published in book form. Criminology and criminal justice policy was the theme at the ASC annual meeting, offering attendees the opportunity to present and debate a number of policy proposals. The collection of policy proposals and response essays is titled, "Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy: Policy Proposals from the American Society of Criminology Conference." The book includes discussions on how long criminal records should be used to make decisions in areas such as employment, voting eligibility, economic disparity of sanctions, and the use of information technologies. Other essay topics address drug and alcohol policy, immigration, policing policy, juvenile justice, and terrorism. Other essays consider the role of correctional agencies in promoting public health and safety; mass incarceration and the role of the courts; and a greater emphasis on reentry planning that facilitates family reunification and a reduction in family conflict. 2 notes
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system policy; Criminology; Policy analysis; Research uses in policymaking
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