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Title: IDAHO - LAW ENFORCEMENT PLANNING COMMISSION - PLAN TO REDUCE CRIME, 1979
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Idaho Law Enforcement Planning Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: Idaho Law Enforcement Planning Cmssn
Boise, ID 83707
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED AS BEING ASSOCIATED WITH THE ESCALATION OF CRIME AND COMPONENTS OF THE CRIME REDUCTION PROGRAMS WHICH THE IDAHO COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER FOR FUNDING ARE OUTLINED.
Abstract: PROBLEMS AND PROGRAMS THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING IN 1979 BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PLANNING COMMISSION (LEPC) IN IDAHO ENCOMPASS THE PRIORITY CRIMES OF BURGLARY, ROBBERY, AND RAPE. PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE PRIORITY AREAS ARE NOTED: (1) RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY TARGETS ARE TOO EASILY PENETRATED; (2) CASH, TELEVISIONS, RADIOS, AND STEREOS ARE POPULAR BURGLARY TARGETS BECAUSE THEY ARE UNTRACEABLE, EASILY DISPOSED OF, AND/OR CAN BE CONVERTED TO PERSONAL USE; (3) THE PROBABILITY THAT ADULT BURGLARS WILL BE APPREHENDED AND CONVICTED IS SMALL; (4) IN A SIX-AREA STUDY OF THE STATE, OF ALL THE ADULTS ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY, ABOUT 40 PERCENT WERE EVENTUALLY DISMISSED OR NOT PROSECUTED; (5) ONLY 1 IN 10 JUVENILE BURGLARS IS APPREHENDED AND ONLY 1 IN 16 IS ADJUDICATED DELINQUENT; (6) IN COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS CASH IS WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF ROBBERS, PARTICULARLY DURING HOURS WHEN ROBBERIES ARE MOST FREQUENT; (7) THE PROSECUTION OF NEARLY 25 PERCENT OF THE ADULTS ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY IS LOST DUE TO EVIDENCE DEFICIENCIES; (8) THERE IS AN EXCESSIVE PROPORTION OF YOUNG MALES (16 AND 17 YEARS OF AGE) ENTERING THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AS COMPARED TO OTHER JUVENILE AGE GROUPS; (9) YOUTH WHO HAVE ALREADY COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM PRIOR TO THE COMMISSION OF BURGLARY CONTINUE TO COMMIT BURGLARY AND OTHER SERIOUS OFFENSES AT A HIGH RATE; (10) DOCUMENTED EFFECTIVENESS IS LACKING FOR TRADITIONAL JUVENILE SENTENCING ALTERNATIVES; (11) IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FOLLOW JUVENILES WHO HAVE ENTERED THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND TRACE THEIR EVENTUAL SUCCESS OR FAILURE; (12) PRIMARY TARGET AREAS FOR ROBBERY APPEAR TO BE CONVENIENCE MARKETS AND PUBLIC STREETS; (13) THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS NOT ABLE TO DETER JUVENILES FROM BECOMING ROBBERS OR BURGLARS; (14) THE PRISON POPULATION AT THE IDAHO CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX EXCEEDS ITS DESIGNED CAPACITY; AND (15) RAPE VICTIMS ARE UNWILLING TO PURSUE THE PROSECUTION OF IDENTIFIED OFFENDERS IN NEARLY HALF OF THE CASES. DATA SUPPORTING THESE FINDINGS ARE TABULATED AND GRAPHED. THE ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS THESE PROBLEMS ENCOMPASSES PREVENTION, APPREHENSION, CONVICTION, SENTENCING, CORRECTIONS, JUVENILE JUSTICE, DELINQUENCY PREVENTION, AND SPECIAL RESOURCE ALLOCATION. INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED FOR PEOPLE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR LEPC FUNDS. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Burglary; Crime Control Programs; Crime prevention measures; Funding sources; Grants or contracts; Idaho; LEAA required state plans; Program financing; Rape; Robbery; State planning agencies
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