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NCJ Number: 32976 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING - AN ASSESSMENT
Journal: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(SPRING 1976)  Pages:121-139
Author(s): B G EWING
Corporate Author: Georgia State University
School of Urban Life
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS SINCE 1965 INDICATES THAT MUCH PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE, BUT THAT MAJOR BARRIERS EXIST TO EFFECTIVE SYSTEM-WIDE PLANNING.
Abstract: STATE COMPREHENSIVE PLANS - REQUIRED SINCE 1968 UNDER THE FEDERAL CRIME CONTROL ACT - ARE SAID TO BE NARROW IN SCOPE, LACKING IN RELIABLE DATA AND ANALYSIS, IMPRECISE ABOUT GOALS, DIRECTIONS, AND STRATEGIES, AND SOMEWHAT LACKING IN EFFORTS TO MEASURE PERFORMANCE THROUGH MONITORING AND EVALUATION. THE KEY TO OVERCOMING THE DEFICIENCIES IS SAID TO BE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PRAGMATIC APPROACH TO PLANNING. CONSENSUS APPEARS TO BE DEVELOPING ALONG THESE LINES, ENCOURAGED BY THE ACTIONS OF SEVERAL STATES WHICH HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD IN ADOPTING AN INCREMENTALIST, PROCESS-ORIENTED APPROACH TO PLANNING. LEAA HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN PROVIDING GUIDANCE IN THIS AREA. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system planning; Evaluation; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Objectives; Standards
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