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NCJ Number: 82437 Find in a Library
Title: Interview With Jim Gregg
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
LEAA Television Branch
United States of America
Project Director: T Gavey
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The LEAA official discusses the effectiveness of the agency's crime control program and its future plans in this area.
Abstract: The program has been moderately successful over the 8 years of its existence in reducing levels of crime, notably burglaries and robbery. Although LEAA has been accused of being too political and bureaucratic, the agency faces the difficult task of dealing with a wide variety of agencies and statutes that have nothing to do with its mission. LEAA plans to improve its crime control efforts by focusing prosecution efforts on the habitual offenders responsible for the bulk of crimes committed and by diverting lesser offenders from the judicial process. Coordination among police, prosecutors, and courts is needed. LEAA can influence the courts' willingness to cooperate because many courts receive LEAA funding for their projects. An informal discussion follows the interview.
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Habitual offenders; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Program coordination
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