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NCJ Number: 39996 Find in a Library
Title: LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT ON CRIME CONTROL
Author(s): N MORRIS; G HAWKINS
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 103
Sponsoring Agency: University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHORS APPROACH WHAT THEY CALL OUR MAJOR DOMESTIC PROBLEM, THE ALARMING GROWTH OF CRIME, WITH A SEVEN STEP PROGRAM OF CRIME CONTROL.
Abstract: AS THE PRIME FUNCTION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS THE PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY, THE PROGRAM EMPHASIZES THE NEED TO REDUCE VIOLENT AND PREDATORY CRIME. THE POLICE AND COURTS MUST BE UNBURDENED BY VICTIMLESS CRIME TO PURSUE MORE SERIOUS MATTERS. A FEDERAL GUN CONTROL POLICY HAS HIGH PRIORITY IN THE RECOMMENDED CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGY. THE PRESENT LAWS DEALING WITH ADDICTIVE DRUGS ARE SEEN TO BE CRIMINOGENIC, AND AN ALTERNATIVE DRUG POLICY IS OUTLINED. THE POLICE FUNCTION MUST BE REORGANIZED TO REDUCE THE SCOPE OF DUTIES. THE POLICE OFFICER IS SO LADEN WITH ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES THAT HE IS UNABLE TO DEVOTE A SIZABLE PORTION OF HIS TIME TO CRIME PREVENTION. A FORMALIZATION OF PLEA BARGAINING AND UNIFORMITY OF SENTENCING ARE RECOMMENDED TO EXPEDITE THE JUDICIAL PROCESS. INCREASED REHABILITATIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRISONERS AND A FEDERAL VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM ARE ALSO SUGGESTED....MSP
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Drug laws; Gun Control; Police responsibilities; Victim compensation; Victimless crimes; Violent crimes
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