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NCJ Number: 66191 Find in a Library
Title: DAYS OF NEW WINE AND PRESSED ROSES (FROM INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS AND THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES INTERAGENCY WORKSHOP - PROCEEDINGS - ANNUAL, THIRTEENTH - HOUSTON (TX), 1978 - SEE NCJ-66183)
Author(s): V G STRECHER
Corporate Author: Sam Houston State University
Criminal Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77340
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE IMPACT AND INNOVATIVE QUALITIES OF THE MASSIVE FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN COMBATING CRIME UNDER THE SAFE STREETS ACT OF 1968 ARE CRITIQUED AND PLANNING SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERED.
Abstract: THERE IS LITTLE EVIDENCE THAT THE FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN CRIME FIGHTING SINCE 1968 HAS DONE MORE THAN GENERATE NEW TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND RECYCLE OLD KNOWLEDGE. WHAT IS NEEDED IN THE OPERATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL SECTORS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE IS AN EXAMINATION OF WHERE WE STAND IN REFERENCE TO OUR HISTORY, INCLUDING THE EVOLUTION OF OUR ASSUMPTIONS, PROFESSIONAL ROLES, ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES, AND APPROACHES TO DEALING WITH CRIME. CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION SHOULD BE EXAMINED FOR ITS CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY'S ULTIMATE PROBLEMSOLVING NEEDS. MONEY SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE INVESTED IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH, BUT PRIMARILY AT THE APPLICATION LEVEL. THE FOCUS SHOULD BE UPON TRANSLATING KNOWLEDGE INTO EFFECTIVE SOCIAL ACTION. FEVERISH EFFORTS TO RESOLVE LONG-STANDING PROBLEMS IMMEDIATELY SHOULD BE TEMPERED WITH REALISTIC LONG-TERM PROGRAMS THAT INVOLVE GRADUAL CHANGE. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Critiques; Federal programs; Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act
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