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Title: CONCORDANCE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS ADOPTED BY THE STATES AND THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION - THE NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE STANDARDS AND GOALS PROJECT
Author(s): B B BOURQUE; D R HILL
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
Ctr for Effective Collaboration and Practice
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 143
Sponsoring Agency: American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC 20007
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-007-77
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: LEAA'S STANDARDS AND GOALS PROGRAM RESULTED IN THIS CONCORDANCE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS FROM 41 STATES.
Abstract: THE PROGRAM HELPED STATES DEVELOP OPERATING STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, PROSECUTORS, PUBLIC DEFENSE SERVICES, COURTS, AND PRISONS. ALTHOUGH THE STANDARDS DO NOT HAVE LEGAL FORCE, THEY DO INDICATE THE STATES' DESIRED DIRECTION FOR THEIR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS AS WELL AS MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR PRACTICES. CONSISTING OF TABLES, THE CONCORDANCE FOCUSES ON 136 IMPORTANT POLICY ELEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES IN AREAS SUCH AS ORGANIZATION AND PLANNING, OPERATIONS, SPECIALIZATION, PERSONNEL POLICIES, PROSECUTION OR COURT PROCESSES, SENTENCING, CORRECTIONS FACILITIES OR PROGRAMS, TRAINING AND EDUCATION, AND OFFENDERS' RIGHTS. DATA WERE OBTAINED BY COMBING STANDARDS PUBLISHED BY PARTICIPATING STATES AS A RESULT OF THE PROGRAM TO DETERMINE HOW EACH STOOD IN EACH OF THE 136 POLICY ACTIONS. THESE POLICY ACTIONS APPEAR ON THE UPPER-LEFT HAND CORNER OF EACH TABLE. ALL STATES DID NOT DEVELOP SIMILAR STANDARDS; SOME WORKED ON ONLY A FEW TOPICS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE, AND OTHERS DEVELOPED MORE THAN WHAT WAS SUGGESTED IN THE GUIDES WITH WHICH EACH STATE WAS PRESENTED. FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Planning; Program evaluation; Standards
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