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NCJ Number: 35240 Find in a Library
Title: COPING WITH CRIME IN TOMORROW'S SOCIETY
Journal: FUTURIST  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:(JUNE 1976)  Pages:124-134
Author(s): L A WOLLAN
Corporate Author: World Future Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: World Future Soc
Washington, DC 20014
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR PREDICTS THAT CRIME RATES, AND ESPECIALLY VIOLENT CRIMES, WILL CONTINUE TO RISE IN THE FUTURE, AND SUGGESTS SEVERAL POSSIBLE TRENDS WHICH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM MIGHT FOLLOW IN TRYING TO COPE.
Abstract: THE TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH WOULD RELY PRIMARILY UPON ALMOST TOTAL ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE FOR PREVENTION AND APPREHENSION, AND SUCH TECHNIQUES AS PSYCHOSURGERY AND CHEMOTHERAPY FOR CORRECTIONS. A TRADITIONAL APPROACH WOULD RELY UPON EXPANDED BUT FAMILIAR POLICE AND CORRECTIONS METHODS, WITH REFORM CONCENTRATED IN THE AREAS OF JUDICIAL PROCESSING AND SENTENCING. A COMMUNITARIAN APPROACH WOULD EMPHASIZE THE RIGHTS OF THE VICTIM AND COMMUNITY. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS WOULD PLAY A LARGER ROLE IN DISCOURAGING CRIME, AND INCREASED USE WOULD BE MADE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN. DIMINISHED CONCERN WITH INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND INSTITUTION OF FIXED SENTENCES ARE ALSO PREDICTED.
Index Term(s): Crime prediction; Crime prevention measures; Crime Rate; Criminal justice system reform; Future trends; Sentencing/Sanctions
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