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NCJ Number: 51164 Find in a Library
Title: MICHIGAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - AN EDUCATOR'S OVERVIEW AND ASSESSMENT
Author(s): J D MACRI
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 304
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE MICHIGAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS EXAMINED TO PRESENT THE FACTORS WHICH LEAD TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ORGANIZED SYSTEM AND TO ANALYZE THE ROLES OF VARIOUS AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE DATA FOR THIS DISSERTATION WERE OBTAINED FROM AN EXAMINATION OF THE LITERATURE IN THE FIELD, FROM FILES AND RECORDS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND FROM PERSONNEL RECORDS OF INDIVIDUALS CONNECTED WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. COMPONENTS OF THE SYSTEM CONSISTED OF POLICE, ATTORNEYS, COURTS, JUDGES, CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, AND PAROLE AND PROBATION SERVICES. EACH COMPONENT WAS ANALYZED IN TERMS OF ITS HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND FUNCTION OR DUTY. EMPHASIS WAS PLACED ON ANALYZING EACH AGENCY AS A SOCIETAL INSTITUTION. A SEPARATE SECTION IS DEVOTED TO DISCUSSING THE HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. THE GOAL OF THE PAPER IS TO PROVIDE EDUCATORS WITH DATA ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM SO THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM AS A RESOURCE. THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE INCLUDED: INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES MUST BEGIN TO RELATE TO OTHER AGENTS IN OTHER AGENCIES; ADMINISTRATORS AND SUPERVISORS SHOULD VIEW THEIR ORGANIZATIONS AND OPERATIONS AS SYSTEMS INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ACCOMPLISHING A SERIES OF SPECIFIC SERVICE ORIENTED OBJECTIVES; CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT SHOULD BE SOUGHT; AND COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SHOULD INSTITUTE BASIC COURSES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE FOR PROSPECTIVE CLASSROOM TEACHERS. A COMPREHENSIVE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY WAS DEVELOPED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE FACTUAL MATERIAL. IT CONSISTS OF FOUR SECTIONS REPRESENTING THE SYSTEM COMPONENTS ANALYZED IN THE TEXT AND CONTAINS SHORT ABSTRACTS. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Corrections; Courts; Criminal justice education; Criminal justice system analysis; Michigan; Organization studies; Police; Probation or parole agencies; State criminal justice systems
Note: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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