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NCJ Number: 34078 Find in a Library
Title: PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES, POLICIES, AND LEVELS OF CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION - A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF CITIZEN RESPONSES IN PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Author(s): C W THOMAS; C C NELSON
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 45
Grant Number: 73-NI-03-0002; 73-ED-03-0002
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY OF 416 CITY HOUSEHOLDS COVERED CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION EXPERIENCES, CITIZENS' PERCEPTIONS OF CRIME AS A PROBLEM IN PORTSMOUTH, AND ATTITUDES TOWARD CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES, POLICIES AND PROGRAMS.
Abstract: ANALYSIS OF THIS 1973 STUDY DATA REVEALED SIGNIFICANT LEVELS OF CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION AND THE BELIEF AMONG AREA RESIDENTS THAT CRIME IS A MAJOR SOCIAL PROBLEM. HOWEVER, THE MAJORITY FELT THAT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THEIR CITY WAS FUNCTIONING IN AN EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE MANNER AND SHOWED A SUBSTANTIAL INTEREST IN SUPPORTING BOTH MORE EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS AND A GREATER DEGREE OF CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT IN THE WORK OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES.
Index Term(s): Crime surveys; Criminal justice system effectiveness; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Questionnaires; Self reported crimes; Surveys; Victimization; Virginia
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