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NCJ Number: 69190 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): J H SKOLNICK
Corporate Author: Arizona Legislative Council
United States of America
Project Director: R J GERBER
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Arizona Criminal Code Cmssn
AZ
Arizona Legislative Council
Phoenix, AZ 85007
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-DF-09-0057
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SUBMITTED AS A PROJECT REPORT TO LEAA ON A 1974 SYMPOSIUM SPONSORED BY THE ARIZONA CRIMINAL CODE COMMISSION, THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE MEETING, PUBLICITY MATERIALS, AND TWO SPEECHES GIVEN ON LAWS GOVERNING CONSENSUAL ADULT SEX AND THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM.
Abstract: AS PART OF ARIZONA'S EFFORTS TO REVISE ITS CRIMINAL CODE, THE SYMPOSIUM WAS CONVENED TO STIMULATE DISCUSSION AND EDUCATE THE PUBLIC REGARDING ALTERNATIVES INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL LAW REFORM, PARTICULARLY LAWS RELATING TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS SEX AND DRUGS. A SUMMARY OF THE CONFERENCE COVERS PUBLICITY EFFORTS, ATTENDANCE, PURPOSES, AND PROBLEMS. THE FIRST SPEECH INCLUDED IN THE REPORT WAS GIVEN BY A PROFESSOR FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY AND CONSIDERED THE ROLE OF THE LAW CONCERNING CONSENSUAL ADULT SEX. AN EXAMINATION OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION ARGUES THAT MOST LAWS REGARDING PRIVATE CONSENSUAL ACTIVITIES ARE DIFFICULT TO IMPLEMENT AND THAT WHEN SUCH LAWS ARE ENFORCED THEY ARE APPLIED UNFAIRLY. THE LAW'S ABILITY TO CATCH UP WITH CHANGING CONCEPTS OF SEXUAL MORALITY IS DISCUSSED, USING THE CALIFORNIA CASE OF PETTIT V. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AS AN EXAMPLE. THE SPEAKER CONCLUDES THAT STATUTES WHICH ENCOURAGE THE LAW'S INVOLVEMENT IN PRIVATE SEXUAL CONDUCT CAN DEPRIVE THE COMMUNITY OF COMPETENT PROFESSIONALS, PLACE UNNECESSARY BURDENS ON POLICE, ARE COSTLY, AND HAVE NO PLACE IN CONTEMPORARY LEGAL CODES. THE SECOND SPEECH BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION ANALYZES THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM, BEGINNING WITH ITS ANACHRONISTIC FORTRESS SETTING AND THE PROBLEMS FACED BY CORRECTIONS OFFICIALS. THE PAPER PROPOSES THAT THE EXTENSION AND ELABORATION OF RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS IS A PRODUCTIVE DIRECTION FOR CORRECTIONS AND THEN OUTLINES A JUSTICE MODEL THAT TRIES TO TEACH LAWFUL BEHAVIOR TO OFFENDERS. NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM ARE APPENDED, ALONG WITH AN AGENDA.
Index Term(s): Arizona; Correctional reform; Criminal codes; Law reform; Sexual behavior; State laws; Symposia
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