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NCJ Number: 66183 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS AND THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - INTERAGENCY WORKSHOP - PROCEEDINGS - ANNUAL, THIRTEENTH - HELD AT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER, HOUSTON (TX) STATE UNIVERSITY, 1978
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Sam Houston State University
Criminal Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 99
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77340
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EDITED PAPERS ON A VARIETY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES ARE PRESENTED FROM AN INTERAGENCY WORKSHOP WITH PARTICIPANTS REPRESENTING ALL BRANCHES AND LEVELS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.
Abstract: PAPERS DEALING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT EXAMINE THE ROLE OF THE SHERIFF IN CONTEMPORARY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS, AND FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DISCIPLINING OF POLICE OFFICERS ARE CONSIDERED. THE EXPERIENCES OF A CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSOR IN HIS SHORT-TERM SERVICE AS A POLICE OFFICER IN A HIGH-CRIME AREA ARE ALSO RECOUNTED. PRESENTATIONS FOCUSING ON THE AMERICAN FAMILY EXPLORE THE EXTENT, NATURE, AND REMEDIES FOR VIOLENCE BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS; AND APPROACHES THAT CAN COUNTER THE WEAKENING OF THE FAMILY AS A POSITIVE SOCIALIZING INSTITUTION ARE EXAMINED. THE COURTS ARE TREATED IN PAPERS ANALYZING THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, DISCUSSING PROPOSED STANDARDS RELATING TO DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND EXAMINING LAWYERS' HANDLING OF WITNESSES IN TRIALS. ADDRESSES BEARING UPON CORRECTIONS CONSIDER THE VALUES OF COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS AS EVIDENCED IN DES MOINES, IOWA, AND LONDON, ENGLAND; LIKELY POSITIVE BENEFITS OF CORRECTIONAL GUARD UNIONS; AND THE USE OF VOLUNTEERS IN CORRECTIONS, AS WELL AS OTHER AREAS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. OTHER PAPERS CONSIDER PRESS RELATIONS, CITIZEN RESPONSIBILITY IN SOCIAL CONTROL, A CRITIQUE OF RECENT MASSIVE FEDERAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUNDING, A STUDY OF THE THINKING AND PERSPECTIVES OF THE HABITUAL CRIMINAL, AND A CONGRESSMAN'S VIEW OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIME. FOR INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES, SEE NCJ 66184-91. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community involvement; Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional Officers; Corrections unions; Corrections volunteers; Criminal justice research; Domestic assault; Federal programs; Habitual offenders; Sheriffs; Violence; Volunteers
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