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Title: GOALS FOR VIRGINIA'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Corporate Author: Virginia Council on Criminal Justice
United States of America

Virginia State Crime Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 530
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Virginia Council on Criminal Justice
Richmond, VA 23219
Virginia State Crime Cmssn
Richmond, VA 23219
Grant Number: 75-DF-03-0024; 75-ED-03-0004
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: GOALS AND PRIORITIES FOR VIRGINIA'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE SET FORTH IN THIS TASK FORCE REPORT.
Abstract: THE VIRGINIA TASK FORCE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES WAS FORMED IN 1975 TO CONTINUE ON THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL MUCH OF THE WORK PERFORMED ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL BY THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND GOALS AND THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION. THE TASK FORCE ANALYZED THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FROM A VIRGINIA PERSPECTIVE AND ADOPTED ONLY THOSE GOALS WHICH WERE APPROPRIATE FOR THE STATE'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THE REPORT IS PRESENTED IN THREE MAJOR SECTIONS FOCUSING ON COURT, POLICE, AND CORRECTIONS GOALS. SINCE THE STATE COURTS WERE FOUND TO BE FUNCTIONING WELL, ONLY MINOR IMPROVEMENTS WERE SUGGESTED. GOALS WITH THE HIGHEST PRIORITIES WERE IN THE AREAS OF JUDICIAL SELECTION, PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY, SUMMONS IN LIEU OF ARREST, SENTENCING INSTITUTES, AND DIVERSION. FOR THE POLICE, GOALS RECEIVING THE HIGHEST PRIORITIES WERE IN THE AREAS OF THE POLICE SALARIES, THE SELECTION PROCESS, GENERAL POLICE RECRUITING, COURT-SUPERVISED ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE, CRIME PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, AND CRIME PREVENTION. FINALLY, GOALS FOR CORRECTIONS WERE IN THE AREAS OF TOTAL SYSTEM PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ALTERNATIVES TO CONFINEMENT, ESTABLISHING SENTENCING POLICY, PROFESSIONAL CORRECTIONAL MANAGEMENT, EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM, AND PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION. A GLOSSARY AND REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Commission reports; Correctional reform; Court reform; Police reform; Standards; State correctional facilities; State courts; State government; Virginia
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