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Title: IMPACT OF DECRIMINALIZATION ON THE INTAKE PROCESS FOR PUBLIC INEBRIATES - THIRD PROJECT REPORT, MARCH 24, 1976
Author(s): D E AARONSON; C T DIENES; M C MUSHEND
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 288
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-NI-99-0055
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF POLICE ATTITUDES IN FIVE CITIES ON THE HANDLING OF PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS OFFENSES AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THESE ATTITUDES AND INTAKE FOR PUBLIC INEBRIATES (CRIMINAL VERSUS THERPEUTIC).
Abstract: QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY RESULTS ARE PRESENTED COMPARING THE ATTITUDINAL FINDINGS BETWEEN THE 'CRIMINAL' 'HOUSTON, TEXAS AND RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) AND 'DECRIMINALIZED' (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, AND SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI) JURISDICTIONS. FIVE CITY PAPERS PROVIDE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE JURISDICTIONS AND COMPARE THE ATTITUDES OF OFFICERS IN THE TARGET CITY WITH THOSE OF OFFICERS IN EACH OF THE OTHER CITIES, AS WELL AS INTRAJURISDICTIONAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN POLICE DISTRICTS WITHIN EACH CITY. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ATTITUDE AND THE OFFICER'S SUBJECT REPORT OF HIS BEHAVIOR IS ALSO ANALYZED. IN ADDITION, A PRESCRIPTIVE MODEL IS PRESENTED WHICH PROBES THE RELATIONSHIP OF POLICY GOALS AND TECHNIQUES OF ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT. THE TENTATIVE MODEL IS PREMISED ON FOUR PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS: THE GOALS THAT A JURISDICTION MAY WISH TO ACHIEVE; THE CONFLICT AND COMPATIBILITY OF THESE GOALS; THE DELIVERY MECHANISMS AVAILABLE TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS; AND TECHNIQUES OF ADMINISTRATION WHEREBY THE DELIVERY MECHANISMS ARE UTILIZED TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS. POSSIBLE SITES FOR STUDY IN REGARDS TO THE PRESCRIPTIVE MODEL (ALL JURISDICTIONS WHICH HAVE MADE INNOVATIVE ATTEMPTS TO HANDLE THE INTAKE OF PUBLIC INEBRIATES) ARE IDENTIFIED.
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Comparative analysis; Decriminalization; District of Columbia; Drunkenness; Minnesota; Missouri; Police attitudes; Police diversion; Texas; Virginia
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