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  NCJ Number: NCJ 184427     Find in a Library
  Title: NIJ Journal Issue No. 241
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Thomas Rich ; Thomas E. Feucht ; Andrew Keyser ; Veronica Coleman ; Walter C. Holton Jr. ; Kristine Olson ; Stephen C. Robinson ; Judith Stewart
  Editor(s): David Boyd
  Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:241  Dated:October 1999  Pages:1 to 36
  Date Published: 10/1999
  Page Count: 38
  Series: NIJ Journal
  Annotation: This issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal contains four articles of interest to law enforcement and corrections professionals.
  Abstract: The first article reviews the use by criminal justice agencies of computer mapping and geographic information systems. It also addresses probation and parole departments’ use of mapping, often in conjunction with community corrections initiatives. The second article examines Pennsylvania’s approach to reducing drug use in prisons, an approach that includes increased K-9 unit searches of inmate housing and institutional areas. The third article discusses using knowledge and teamwork (involving U.S. attorneys, community leaders, and researchers, among others) to identify and solve specific crime problems. It reviews a five-city pilot initiative that built on lessons learned in other communities where crime was dropping. The fourth article describes the National Institute of Justice’s John B. Pickett Criminal Justice Policy and Management Fellowship Program. This program provides assistance to practitioners interested in attending a 1-year Mid-Career Master of Public Administration program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Figures, tables, notes
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Computer mapping ; Fellowships and scholarships ; Interagency cooperation ; Computers ; Science and Technology ; Professional in-service education ; Drug abuse in correctional facilities ; Corrections canine units ; Pennsylvania
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  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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