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Title: US NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LAW OBSERVANCE AND ENFORCEMENT - REPORT NO 12 - REPORT ON THE COST OF CRIME
Project Director: G H DORR; S P SIMPSON
Date Published: 1931
Page Count: 661
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS 1931 REPORT ANALYZES THE PROBLEM OF DETERMINING THE COST OF CRIME AND PRESENTS RESULTS OF SPECIFIC AND DETAILED STUDIES OF VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE ECONOMIC LOSS AS A RESULT OF CRIME.
Abstract: NO SINGLE FIGURE REPRESENTING THE TOTAL ANNUAL ECONOMIC COST OF CRIME TO THE UNITED STATES IS PRESENTED. RATHER, AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO INDICATE THE ELEMENTS OF COST AND LOSS WHICH ARE RELATED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO CRIME. THE STUDIES WHICH SUPPLIED THE MATERIAL FOR THIS REPORT WERE IN PROGRESS SINCE 1929. THEY INCLUDED AN EXAMINATION OF THE PUBLISHED MATERIAL, STATISTICAL AND OTHERWISE; THE ASSEMBLING OF UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL ON THE COST OF STATE POLICE AND STATE PENAL INSTITUTIONS; A NATIONWIDE FIELD STUDY OF THE COST OF ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICAN CITIES CARRIED OUT IN 300 COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE COOPERATION OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, GOVERNMENT RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS AND CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE; A STUDY OF THE COST OF ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT; THE COLLECTION OF DATA ON PRIVATE EXPENDITURES FOR PROTECTION AGAINST CRIME; AND A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTER AND MAGNITUDE OF LOSSES TO PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND TO THE COMMUNITY AS A RESULT OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES. A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX LISTS AND DISCUSSES THE PUBLISHED MATERIAL ON THE COST OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Index Term(s): Crime costs
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