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NCJ Number: 78772 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Control Profile
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Governor's Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Control
St Paul, MN 55101
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This videocassette discusses what the police, courts, corrections departments, and juvenile justice system are doing in Minnesota to help control crime.
Abstract: The police receive special training in classroom lectures and in improvisations, which allow them to practice techniques before actually using them with the public. In addition, the police communications system has been greatly improved, with the implementation of a central dispatching system and the 911 emergency number. The Minnesota Crime Watch Program focuses on the prevention of burglary, theft, rural crime, and violent crime and includes Project Identification, which promotes the marking of all personal possessions with an engraver. A special court project, Project Remand, includes an evaluation of bail and counseling for arrested persons and uses an objective scale to evaluate their suitability for bail. The Continuing Education Project encourages judges to take classes and tour all correctional facilities for a better awareness of the various programs available in Minnesota. The department of corrections has several projects, such as Project Reshape at St. Cloud Reformatory, which helps people to live drug-free and crime-free lives; the Bakery, which counsels people on parole; and Project Newgate, which allows inmates to work towards a college degree while living in a residential setting after release. Finally, the Bridge provides alternatives to juveniles who are in crisis. In this program, the juveniles live with counselors for 3-5 days and discuss their problems.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Audiovisual aids; Community crime prevention programs; Correctional facilities; Crime Control Programs; Minnesota; Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number
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