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Title: Application of Scientific Techniques to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Problems - Final Summary Report
Author(s): E F Fennessy; J A Russo; R H Ellis
Corporate Author: Travelers Research Ctr, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Page Count: 63
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Travelers Insurance Co
Hartford, CT 06115
Travelers Research Ctr, Inc
Hartford, CT 06103
Contract Number: 7331-03
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1966 study concerns the identification of problem areas and research projects associated with the application of scientific techniques to criminal justice problems.
Abstract: The study scope included a survey of problems associated with law enforcement and criminal justice in the United States and an evaluation of analytical and statistical techniques that could be applied to these problems. An extensive list of problem areas was developed from the survey. A number of specific study projects, judged to be amenable to scientific analysis, were identified. Project categories include police services, courts and adjudication, corrections and rehabilitation, criminal justice information, and crime prevention and control. Evaluation revealed an initial list of 44 specific problems amenable to solution by application of one or a combination of scientific techniques. Some of the projects judged to be of immediate interest, based on applicability of techniques include systems analysis of a municipal police department, development of improved criminal investigation techniques, simulation of police operations for training police management personnel, and development of a personal appearance and name searching identification system. The report provides 52 footnotes. Primary literature sources and a list of individuals contacted during the study are appended.
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Law enforcement; Studies; Techniques
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