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NCJ Number: 42712 Find in a Library
Title: CASE STUDY IN LIBRARY-POLICE RELATIONS
Journal: LIBRARY SECURITY NEWSLETTER  Volume:1  Issue:2  Dated:(MARCH 1975)  Pages:2-3,6
Author(s): H ROTH
Corporate Author: Haworth Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ON FEBRUARY 6, 1961, THE POLICE OF EAST ORANGE (NJ) ARRESTED 14 CITIZENS FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND TO COURT SUMMONSES FOR NON-RETURN OF OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS. THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES THIS SITUATION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.
Abstract: THE EAST ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS A PROCEDURE WHEREBY FORMAL SUMMONSES ARE ISSUED TO BORROWERS 30 DAYS AFTER THE BOOK-RETURN FINAL NOTICE HAD BEEN IGNORED. IF THE DELINQUENT BORROWER FAILS TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS, HE IS LISTED ON A WARRANT REQUEST FOR THIS INACTION, AND THEREFORE MAY BE CITED FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT. THE PROCEDURE IS TECHNICALLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONE USED TO ASSURE PAYMENT OF DISREGARDED TRAFFIC TICKETS. AFTER THE ARREST INCIDENT, THE RETURN OF OVERDUE BOOKS WAS DRAMATICALLY INCREASED....DMC
Index Term(s): Libraries; Police community relations; Summons
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