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NCJ Number: 31717 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL JUSTICE STATUTORY INDEX
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Council of State Governments
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Council of State Governments
Lexington, KY 40578
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 72-DF-99-0047; 75-DF-99-0031
Publication Number: RM-560
Sale Source: Council of State Governments
Iron Works Pike
P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578
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: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INTENDED TO SERVE AS A GUIDE TO THE LEGISLATIVE STATUS OF SELECTED CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES, THIS INDEX CONTAINS CITATIONS OF STATE LAWS ORGANIZED ACCORDING TO THESE MAJOR TOPICS OF INTEREST.
Abstract: CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGISLATION DEFINES THE CRIMINAL LAWS ON WHICH ENFORCEMENT IS BASED, DIFFERENTIATES THE PENALTY CATEGORIES APPLICABLE TO TYPES OF OFFENSES AND OFFENDERS, AND ESTABLISHES THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE SYSTEM WHICH ULTIMATELY PROVIDES ENFORCEMENT, ADJUDICATION, AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES. TO FACILITATE INTERSTATE EVALUATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGISLATION, THIS CRIMINAL JUSTICE STATUTORY INDEX WAS DEVELOPED. DUE TO THE VARIETY AND SCOPE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGISLATION RECENTLY ENACTED BY STATE LEGISLATURES, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE STATUTORY INDEX NECESSARILY COULD COVER ONLY MAJOR TOPICS CHARACTERIZED BY ABUNDANT INTEREST OR ACTIVITY. BASED ON THESE CRITERIA, THIS INDEX CONTAINS CITATIONS FOR STATE LEGISLATION IN THE AREAS OF HANDGUN CONTROL, CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION, DECRIMINALIZATION OF VICTIMLESS CRIMES, JUVENILE CODES, ADULT CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, COURT REORGANIZATION, JUDICIAL SELECTION AND REVIEW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS. WHEN THE COMPLEXITY OF THESE TOPICS REQUIRED A MORE INTENSIVE COVERAGE, MAJOR AREAS WERE SUBDIVIDED INTO SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Corrections; Court reorganization; Criminal codes; Criminal justice information systems; Decriminalization; Gun Control; Judge selection; Judicial review; Juvenile codes; Law reform; Laws and Statutes; Legislation; State laws; Victim compensation
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