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NCJ Number: 66620 Find in a Library
Title: JUSTICE
Author(s): M F HICKEY
Corporate Author: Newsweek
United States of America
Project Director: R N BURCH
Date Published: 1976
Sponsoring Agency: Educational Audio Visual, Inc
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Newsweek
New York, NY 10022
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Educational Audio Visual, Inc
Pleasantville, NY 10570
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESIGNED AS A TEACHING AID, THIS FOUR-PART FILMSTRIP PRESENTS AN INDEPTH INVESTIGATION OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN THE U.S. AND CONSIDERS SOCIAL CONFORMITY AND REASONS TO RESIST, THE COURTS, AND REFORM AND RETRIBUTION.
Abstract: HISTORICAL INSIGHT AND TIMELY INQUIRY INTO REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS ARE INTERWOVEN WITH PERSONAL ACCOUNTS BY PEOPLE RANGING FROM FORMER FBI DIRECTOR CLARENCE KELLEY TO CHARLES MANSON, THE CONVICTED MASS MURDERER. PART 1 EXAMINES OUR CHANGING DEFINITIONS OF CRIME WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE CONFORMITY AND BEHAVIOR THAT OUR SOCIETY DEMANDS. CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OUR LAWS SHOULD REFLECTED WHAT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS PERCEIVE AS THE IDEAL MORALITY OR WHETHER THEY SHOULD REFLECT THE BELIEFS AND ACTUAL BEHAVIOR OF PEOPLE. PART 2 ANALYZES SOME CRIME CAUSES AND THE BREAKDOWN OF CONFORMITY TO CONVENTIONAL STANDARDS. PART 3 EXPLORES THE ROLE OF THE COURTS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, FROM ARREST TO SENTENCING. FINALLY, PART 4 INVESTIGATES THE TROUBLED PRISON SYSTEM AND THE QUESTIONS OF WHETHER THE GOAL OF REHABILITATION IS UNREALISTIC AND WHETHER NEW APPROACHES TO THE PROBLEM OF DEALING WITH CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR ARE NEEDED. THE KIT CONTAINS 4 COLOR FILMSTRIPS, 4 AUDIO CASSETTES, A TEACHERS GUIDE, A SEPARATE FILMSTRIP TEACHER'S GUIDE, 37 DUPLICATING MASTERS AND 12 VISUALS FOR PREPARING TRANSPARENCIES, AND A LIBRARY CATALOG KIT. FOR SEPARATE SECTIONS OF THE KIT, SEE NCJ 66621-24. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Crime Causes; Cultural influences; Deterrence; Judicial discretion; Plea negotiations; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Punishment; Recidivism; Reform; Rehabilitation; Sentencing/Sanctions; United States of America; Victimless crimes; White collar crime
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THE KIT CONTAINS 4 COLOR FILMSTRIPS, 4 AUDIOCASSETTES, A 28 PAGE TEACHER'S GUIDE, 37 DUPLICATING MASTERS AND 12 VISUALS FOR PREPARING TRANSPARENCIES, AND A LIBRARY CATALOG KIT. A 10 DAY EXAMINATION IS AVAILABLE FREE. NEWSWEEK MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM
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