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NCJ Number: NCJ 183453     Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Journal Issue No. 244
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Editor(s): Jolene Hernon
  Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:244  Dated:July 2000  Pages:1 to 36
Date Published: 07/2000
Page Count: 36
  Annotation: This journal presents articles on transnational crime; police discretion and mentally ill persons; gun safety; inmate drug treatment; and recent research findings regarding police management and citizen attitudes, victim services for women, police performance measures, young female offenders, and drug testing and young offenders.
Abstract: The discussion of transnational crime focuses on the problems created by a global economy, increased immigration, and improved communications technology and on the role of the National Institute of Justice’s International Center in stimulating and facilitating research and evaluation on transnational and comparative crime and justice issues. The discussion of police discretion related to persons with mental illness notes that the criminal justice system has become a last resort for mentally ill persons for whom the mental health system cannot properly care. The discussion of gun safety focuses the status of smart guns and technology funded by the National Institute of Justice that may eventually lead to safer guns for criminal justice professionals. The article on the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program presents preliminary data indicating that the program has helped States to increases drug treatment in correctional facilities and has also helped them develop better screening and assessment tools to identify inmates whom treatment can help. Tables, figures, photographs, reference notes, and reference lists
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Public Attitudes/Opinion ; Police discretion ; Disorderly conduct ; Victim services ; Police management ; Inmate drug treatment ; Criminal justice research ; Emotionally disturbed persons ; International Law Enforcement Cooperation ; Foreign offenders
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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