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Title: VOLUNTEERS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - A LITERATURE REVIEW AND SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Author(s): E M GARRY
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
United States of America
Editor(s): N ARNESEN
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 61
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-023-77
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Literature Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS LITERATURE REVIEW AND SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY EXAMINES THE HISTORY OF VOLUNTEERISM AND ITS PRESENT STATUS WITHIN THREE MAJOR SEGMENTS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLICE, COURTS, AND CORRECTIONS.
Abstract: NOTING THAT VOLUNTEERS WERE OUR FIRST POLICE OFFICERS AS WELL AS THE ORGANIZERS OF OUR FIRST AGENCIES, THE REVIEW DESCRIBES THE BEGINNINGS OF SELF-DEFENSE GROUPS OR VIGILANTES BEFORE AND AFTER 1856. IT REPORTS THE RESULTS OF A RESEARCH STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY CITIZEN PATROLS IN BOSTON AND NOTES SOME DRAWBACKS OF CITIZEN PATROLS. THE REVIEW ALSO DESCRIBES THE GROWTH OF POLICE RESERVE OR AUXILIARY UNITS IN THE LATE 1950'S AND 1960'S, THE SCOPE OF THESE UNITS, AND THEIR VARIED SERVICES. A BRIEF HISTORY OF COURT VOLUNTEERS, SOME BENEFITS OF COURT WATCHING PROGRAMS, AND ORGANIZED VOLUNTEER EFFORTS TO IMPROVE COURT SERVICES AND RESOURCES ARE PRESENTED IN THE SECTION ON VOLUNTEERS IN THE COURTS. A FINAL SECTION REVIEWS PROBATION, PAROLE, PRISON, AND JAIL VOLUNTEERS. EACH SECTION PROVIDES REFERENCES AND A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS OF THE 1970'S DOCUMENTED IN THE NCJRS DATA BASE. INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE DOCUMENTS AND AN APPENDIX WITH A LIST OF SOURCES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Citizen court watching; Citizen patrols; Literature reviews; National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS); Reading lists; Volunteer programs; Volunteer training; Volunteers
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