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NCJ Number: 64520 Find in a Library
Title: ANATOMY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - A SYSTEM OVERVIEW
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Editor(s): C H FOUST; D R WEBSTER
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 339
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana Cmtte for the Humanities
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Indiana Criminal Justice Planning Agency
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana State Bar Assoc
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Lilly Endowment, Inc
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ORIENTED TOWARDS THE INDIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, PRESENTATIONS AT A NATIONAL COLLOQUIUM DISCUSS CRIME PREVENTION, THE CRIMINAL PROCESS, DISPOSITION, AND RESEARCH EFFORTS.
Abstract: A DISCUSSION OF MORALITY AND THE LAW NOTES THAT POVERTY BREEDS CRIME AND EMPHASIZES THAT SOCIAL REFORM IS THE ONLY EFFECTIVE MEANS OF CURTAILING CRIME. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNEMPLOYMENT AND CRIME IS CONSIDERED, AND SOME TENTATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SHORT-TERM IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MANPOWER FIELD ARE PRESENTED. A PAPER ON BRAIN MECHANISMS AND CRIME EXPLAINS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEURAL SYSTEMS AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, NOTING BRAIN DYSFUNCTIONS RELATING TO AGGRESSION, VARIABLES THAT INFLUENCE AGGRESSION THRESHOLDS (I.E., HEREDITY, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, ALLERGIES), AND FACTORS INVOLVED IN CONTROLLING AGGRESSION. ONE DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON THE POLICE AS POLICYMAKERS AND THE JUDICIAL PROCESS IN CRIMINAL CASES. IMPLICATIONS OF DETERRENCE AND INCAPACITATION RESEARCH FOR POLICY EVALUATION ARE ALSO EXAMINED, WITH ATTENTION TO THE NEED FOR FURTHER STATISTICAL STUDIES ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PUNISHMENT AS AN INHIBITOR TO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. OTHER TOPICS ADDRESSED INCLUDE THE NEW INDIANA SENTENCING CODE, PUNITIVE SENTENCES, CRIME VICTIMS, A PROPOSAL FOR JAIL REFORM, COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS, AND PROBATION AND PAROLE. FINALLY, RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WILL PROMOTE LAWFUL, SAFE, AND INDUSTRIOUS PRISONS ARE PRESENTED, ALONG WITH SOME FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN RESEARCH ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. SCHEDULED RESPONSES AND PARTICIPANT DIALOGUE PERTAINING TO THESE PRESENTATIONS ARE INCLUDED THROUGHOUT THE VOLUME. NOTES ACCOMPANY EACH PAPER, AND SOME TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED. FOR RELATED DOCUMENTS, SEE NCJ #64521-33. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional reform; Crime prevention measures; Deterrence effectiveness; Indiana; Neurological disorders; Probation or parole services; Psychosurgery; Sentencing guidelines; Social reform; Symposia; Unemployment
Note: PRESENTATIONS AT A COLLOQUIUM
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