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Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 6
Editor(s): M Tonry; N Morris
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 265
Sponsoring Agency: German Marshall Fund of the US
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 83-IJ-CX-0040(S2); 1-31536
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents seven reviews of criminal justice research and policy analyses in various areas of contemporary importance.
Abstract: The definitional, moral, and evidentiary problems in the application of the concept of dangerousness and its prediction are examined. Within the context of the British experience, the use, implementation, and policy implications of community service are discussed. The research on the effects of prison crowding on inmate health, violence, and recidivism also are reviewed. Crime control policy is discussed within the context of dispositional and situational theories of criminal behavior and realted research. A model for prospectively predicting recidivism is presented and tested against research from several longitudinal and cohort studies of young offenders. Recent changes in public attitude and law regarding the insanity defense are discussed with special focus on position papers issued by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Bar Association. Finally, the organization of an trends in criminological research in Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Finland are summarized. For separate papers, see NCJ 98381-87.
Index Term(s): Community service order; Corrections research; Crime control model; Criminal justice research; Criminality prediction; Dangerousness; Decisionmaking; Foreign criminal justice systems; Insanity defense; Juvenile delinquency research; Literature reviews; Policy analysis; Prison overcrowding; Recidivism prediction
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