skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 73066 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Case Study of the Careers in Crime Interception Project of Greater Indianapolis - Marion County, Indiana
Author(s): J J McDonnell
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20530
Grant Number: 76-TA-99-0030(S1)
Publication Number: 78-121B
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes and evaluates the career criminal program established by the Marion County, Ind., prosecutor's office.
Abstract: The program aimed to provide more concentrated prosecution of target crimes involving career criminals in order to eliminate the career criminal and reduce the crime rate. Target crimes included aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, and drug-related offenses. The project staff consisted of 20 full-time personnel organized into three major units: a screening unit, a trial unit, and a support services unit. Criteria for assessing program effectiveness included processing time (number of days from arrest to disposition), conviction rate, and severity of sentence. As of September 15, 1978, the project had designated 818 defendants as career criminals and had completed prosecution of 685 of them. Half of the cases were disposed of within 147 days, and nine-tenths within 299 days. The overall conviction rate was 69 percent. The average sentence was 10.6 years. A description of career criminal projects' histories, a description of the Marion County program's structure and operation, tables, footnotes, and an appendix presenting plea bargaining guidelines are included.
Index Term(s): Career criminal programs; Indiana; Program evaluation
Note: Prepared for the National Legal Data Center, Inc.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.