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NCJ Number: 31371 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DECISION-MAKING IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - REVIEWS AND ESSAYS
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
National Institute of Mental Health
United States of America
Editor(s): D M GOTTFREDSON
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 143
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: HSM 42-73-246
Publication Number: DHEW (ADM) 75-238
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN A SERIES OF EIGHT ESSAYS, THIS DOCUMENT PRESENTS AND ANALYZES THE BASIC NATURE OF DECISION-MAKING FOR EACH JUNCTURE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS: POLICE, PROSECUTION, COURTS, AND CORRECTIONS.
Abstract: WRITING WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE OFTEN CONFLICTING GOALS TOWARD WHICH DECISION-MAKING IS DIRECTED, THE AUTHORS GO BEYOND AN ANALYSIS OF THE PROCESSES AND PRESENT AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROCEDURES AND TYPES OF INFORMATION WHICH INFLUENCE DECISIONS WITHIN THE SYSTEM. THE AUTHORS CONSIDER EACH OF THESE AS WELL AS THE OFTEN CONFLICTING SOCIETAL DEMANDS FOR RETRIBUTION, PUNISHMENT, DETERRENCE, REHABILITATION, AND REINTEGRATION, AND THE IMPACT OF ALL THESE ON DECISION-MAKING. THE CONCEPTS OF DIAGNOSIS, CLASSIFICATION, AND PREDICTION ARE FIRST EXAMINED, AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE DECISIONS IS EXPLORED. DECISION-MAKING IS DISCUSSED WITH RESPECT TO SUCH COMMON ISSUES AS DELINQUENCY, DETENTION, JUVENILE PROBATION, PRETRIAL RELEASE, PREVENTIVE DETENTION, AND COMPETENCY. PATTERNS OF POLICE DECISION-MAKING ARE STUDIED AS WELL. SEVERAL PERSPECTIVES ON COURT DECISIONMAKING SUCH AS SENTENCING AND PROSECUTION DECISIONS ARE PRESENTED. ALSO DISCUSSED IS THE RELATIONSHIP OF MODERN DECISION THEORY TO CORRECTIONAL DECISION-MAKING, AND RESEARCH NEEDS IN DECISION STUDY. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Correctional planning; Criminal justice system policy; Decisionmaking; Deterrence; Judicial discretion; Juvenile probation; Management; Operations research; Police discretion; Prosecution; Prosecutorial discretion
Note: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY ISSUES
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