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NCJ Number: 44385 Find in a Library
Title: UPDATE ON VICTIMLESS CRIME
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS COLLECTION OF FACT SHEETS IS DIRECTED AT PUBLICIZING THE NEED TO RELIEVE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM OF VICTIMLESS CRIME THROUGH DECRIMINALIZATION.
Abstract: VICTIMLESS CRIMES INCLUDE DRUG ABUSE, PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS, PROSTITUTION, VAGRANCY, AND CERTAIN VOLUNTARY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR. MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF ALL ARRESTS DURING 1975 WERE FOR VICTIMLESS CRIMES. A BREAKDOWN OF THAT CATEGORY AND THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS MADE FOR EACH CRIME ARE GIVEN. INDIVIDUAL FACT SHEETS ARE INCLUDED DEALING WITH PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS, GAMBLING, MARIJUANA USE, AND PROSTITUTION. THEY OUTLINE EFFORTS IN VARIOUS JURISDICTIONS TO DECRIMINALIZE EACH, RESULTS OF THESE EFFORTS, SUCH AS REDUCTION OF COURT COSTS AND POLICE MAN-HOURS INVOLVED IN MAKING SUCH ARRESTS, AND OTHER RELATED FACTS. STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY REGARDING DECRIMINALIZATION OF VICTIMLESS CRIMES ARE REPRODUCED, AS IS A NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON THE SUBJECT.
Index Term(s): Decriminalization; Victimless crimes
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