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NCJ Number: 70613 Find in a Library
Title: Criminology - Norms and Criminal Policy
Journal: Criminologie  Volume:11  Issue:2  Dated:(1978)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: Presses de L'universite de Montreal
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 96
Sponsoring Agency: Presses de L'universite de Montreal
Montreal, H3C 3J7, Canada
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: Canada
Annotation: A collection of essays on establishment of standards for organizations and agencies charged with enforcing the law is presented.
Abstract: Studies over a 10-year period have revealed contradictions between the norms imposed by law and the sometimes inconsistent norms applied in practice by police officers, judges, prosecutors, attorneys, and educators. For this reason, this collection seeks to provide criminological input for criminal policy and to stimulate discussion on the nature of law enforcement norms in the North American social context. A study on inconsistencies in application of laws discusses criticism prompted by such inconsistencies and questions to be examined before establishment of standards is possible. In a second essay, the principles underlying standards of conduct for police, courts, and attorneys recently recommended by the American Bar Association are explored. A discussion of intervention standards for juvenile delinquents stresses appropriate use and selection of treatment norms from a long list provided. The final essay outlines the rationale and methods for establishing standards to evaluated community rehabilitation centers in Quebec. Separate notes and several bibliographies are supplied. For individual articles, see NCJ 70614-16.--in French.
Index Term(s): ABA criminal justice standards; Canada; Evaluation criteria; Police standards; Regulations compliance; United States of America
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