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Title: Crime and the Justice System in Virginia
Corporate Author: Virginia Division of Justice and Crime Prevention
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 197
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Virginia Division of Justice and Crime Prevention
Richmond, VA 23219
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: This report on crime and the justice system in Virginia provides an assessment of crime and system performance, a discussion of system efforts, impacts, gaps, and problems, and recommendations to be implemented from 1982 to 1986.
Abstract: The assessment of crime and system performance covers crime trends; offender processing; and juveniles, delinquency, and the juvenile justice system. The discussion of system efforts, impacts, gaps, and problems considers law enforcement, courts and the administration of justice, adult and juvenile corrections, and special interest areas, including delinquency prevention, crime prevention, substance abuse, domestic violence, and criminal justice training. Recommendations for action from 1982 to 1986 focus on each of the areas discussed in the section on system efforts, impacts, gaps, and problems. Recommendations for the courts and the administration of justice cover judicial sentencing; computer options for the judicial system; victim, witness, and jury assistance; career criminal programs; and competent defense for indigents. Recommendations for juvenile corrections treat law enforcement services, court intake services, court dispositional alternative services, court aftercare services, community-based alternatives, detention services, juveniles in jail, and learning centers. Recommendations for criminal justice training focus on police training, judicial education, training for prosecutors, adult correctional personnel, and juvenile justice and delinquency prevention personnel. Appended is an explanation of the estimated number of crimes provided in the data. Tabular and graphic data are provided.
Index Term(s): Career criminal programs; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Corrections management; Court information systems; Crime prevention measures; Crime Rate; Domestic assault; Drug abuse; Judicial educational programs; Judicial process; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Law enforcement; Legal aid services; Long range planning; Sentencing/Sanctions; Victim services; Virginia; Witness assistance
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