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United States National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals

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Works: 79 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 5,076 library holdings
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Classifications: KF9223, 364
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A national strategy to reduce crime by United States( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals presents national criminal justice standards and goals for crime reduction and prevention at the State and local levels. The Commission proposes as a goal for America a 50 percent reduction in high-fear crimes by 1983. It further proposes that crime-reduction efforts focus on five crimes: homicide, reduced by at least 25 percent by 1983; forcible rape, reduced by at least 25 percent by 1983; aggravated assault, reduced by at least 25 percent by 1983; robbery, reduced by at least 50 percent by 1983; and burglary, reduced by at least 50 percent by 1983. The Commission proposes four areas for priority action in reducing the five target crimes: juvenile delinquency, delivery of social services, prompt determination of guilt or innocence, and citizen action. There are seven areas where the Commission proposes recommendations. In the area of criminal justice, it proposes broad reforms and improvements at the State and local levels. In focusing on community crime prevention, the Commission emphasizes communitywide crime prevention efforts at the State and local levels. The Commission also proposes that the delivery of police services be greatly improved at the municipal level and that the courts undergo a major restructuring and streamlining of procedures and practices in the processing of criminal cases at the State and local levels. Other proposals are in the broad areas of corrections and criminal code reform and revision. Regarding handguns in American society, the Commission proposes nationwide action at the State level to eliminate the dangers posed by widespread possession of handguns
Courts by United States( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents proposals for the restructuring and streamlining of the processing of criminal cases at state and local levels. A major restructuring and streamlining of procedures and practices in processing criminal cases at state and local levels is proposed by the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. The proposals of the Commission appear in the form of specific standards and recommendations -- almost 100 in all -- that spell out in detail where, why, how, and what improvements can and should be made in the judicial segment of the criminal justice system. The report on courts is a reference work for the practitioner -- judge, court administrator, prosecutor, or defender -- as well as the interested layman. The Commission argues that the problems which keep the criminal court system from performing its functions are inconsistency in the processing of criminal defendants, uncertainty concerning results obtained, unacceptable delays, and alienation of the community. In composing suggested improvements for the court system, the Commission's first priority is to devise standards for attaining speed and efficiency in the pretrial and trial processes and prompt finality in appellate proceedings. The second priority is the upgrading of defense and prosecution functions and the third priority is the assurance of a high quality in the judiciary. To expedite pretrial procedures the prosecutor should screen all criminal cases coming before him and divert from the system all cases wherein further processing by the prosecutor is not appropriate. Among Commission recommendations are: elimination of all but the investigative function of the grand jury; elimination of formal arraignment; unification of all courts within each state; and the upgrading of criminal court personnel
Corrections by United States( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and French and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Commission recommends specific standards in pursuit of the achievement of six major goals for the improvement of the American correctional system. The American correctional system today appears to offer minimum protection for the public and maximum harm to the offender. The National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, in its report on corrections, has proposed about 140 standards designed to change that situation. The standards spell out in detail where, why, how, and what improvements can and should be made in the corrections segment of the criminal justice system. This report is a reference work for the correctional professional as well as for the interested layman. Among its goals, the commission urges that disparities in sentencing be removed and justice in corrections be upheld by measures guaranteeing offenders' rights during and after incarceration. The scope of corrections can, and should, be narrowed by diverting many juveniles and sociomedical cases (alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes, and the mentally disturbed) to noncorrectional treatment programs and by decriminalizing certain minor offenses such as public drunkenness and vagrancy. Another goal states that probation should become the standard criminal sentence, retaining confinement chiefly for dangerous offenders and releasing a majority of offenders to improved and extended community-based programs. Corrections should undergo a planned integration into the total criminal justice system with each state unifying all correctional functions and programs for adults and juveniles within its executive branch
Community crime prevention; [report by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report addresses the need for community support and involvement in the reduction of criminal opportunity, the delivery of public services, and government integrity. The National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals defines community crime prevention as activity outside the conventional criminal justice system directed toward reducing crime. Assuming no single solution to the crime problem, the Commission has proposed nearly 75 standards and recommendations that focus on citizen action, the delivery of public services, the reduction of criminal opportunities, and integrity in government. This volume spells out for the individual, the community organization, and the local government, what can and should be done by them to reduce crime. Citing action by private citizens as the heart of community crime prevention, the Commission urges more citizen involvement with neighborhood security, volunteer work, and community improvement. Citizen concern should be channeled into community organizations and governing bodies and these agencies should encourage and support citizen action programs. Public service delivery proposals stress the need for coordinating existing services. Job opportunities in high unemployment areas need to be expanded and unnecessary restrictions on hiring ex-offenders should be eliminated. The Commission recommends implementation of career education in elementary and secondary schools, establishment and support of youth service bureaus, and individualized treatment for drug offenders. Building design, security codes, and street lighting are covered as effective citizen crime precautions. The Commission also discusses conflict of interest, government procurement, zoning, licensing and tax assessment and advocates supervision of political campaign financing and investigation and prosecution of government corrupters
Criminal justice system by United States( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual contains the standards for reform in the management and operation of the criminal justice system, focusing on planning, education, and information systems. Planning for resource allocation is one of the most important functions that a criminal justice agency performs. The 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act required the creation of state criminal justice planning agencies and the development of annual state comprehensive plans as a contingency for state participation in federal criminal justice funding. In the initial section of this volume, the National Advisory Commission points out the need for additional planning at the metropolitan and regional levels, and indicates the necessity for quantifying performance objectives. It also stresses participation in the planning process by criminal justice agencies, government departments and private citizens. The Commission recommends the development of state integrated multiyear planning and the establishment of criminal justice coordinating councils by all major cities and counties. Other areas of concern to the Commission, in addition to management and budget planning, include systems analysis, information systems, evaluation, personnel training, and criminal code revision. These and other commission proposals appear in the form of specific standards and recommendations -- nearly 70 in all -- that spell out in detail what the segments of the criminal justice system-the police, courts, and correctional agencies can do to upgrade and modernize many of their functions. This manual is a reference work for the practitioner as well as the interested layman
Police; [a report by United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides suggestions for overall improvement in delivery of police services for greater protection against crime. The National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals considers the patrolman the primary force in reducing and preventing crime and thus directs its report recommendations toward increasing police effectiveness. Suggestions for improvements in police functions are presented in the areas of community, planning and organization, technology and support services, fiscal management, and coordination with other criminal justice agencies. These proposals appear in the form of more than 120 specific standards and recommendations that spell out where, why, and how these improvements can and should be made in the police segment of the criminal justice system. Report on police is a reference work for the practitioner -- patrolman to police chief -- as well as for the interested layman. Before implementing any of the changes advocated, police departments are advised to detail the legal limits of police authority and develop guidelines for the exercise of that authority. In order to improve cooperation between the police and the community it is suggested that police agencies establish a specialized unit for maintaining communication with citizens. Each police department should encourage and participate in neighborhood security programs and establish procedures to facilitate processing of complaints. Suggestions for more effective utilization of manpower include continued consolidation, stricter personnel requirements, increased employee benefits, and the employment of more women, minorities, and civilians in police work
Proceedings of the National Conference on Criminal Justice by Washington, DC> National Conference on Criminal Justice. <1973( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a record of the speeches and discussion of the conference that was held to review major standards and recommendations of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. This book is a companion to the six volumes of the Commission report, but it is not a statement of the Commission itself. This conference enabled criminal justice practitioners from across the nation to gain an overview of the Commission's work and an understanding of the intent of the Commission in developing its standards and goals. Other recent commissions have studied the causes and debilitating effects of crime in our society. This effort has sought to expand their work and build upon it, developing a clear statement of priorities, goals, and standards to help set a national strategy to reduce crime through the timely and equitable administration of justice; the protection of life, liberty, and property; and the efficient mobilization of resources. The Commission hopes that its standards and recommendations will influence the shape of the criminal justice system in the nation for many years to come. And it believes that adoption of those standards and recommendations will contribute to a measurable reduction of the amount of crime in America
Standards and goals for juvenile justice by United States( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections based on A National Strategy to Reduce Crime, reports prepared by National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals ... "representing staff effort of the Interdepartmental Council to Coordinate All Federal Juvenile Delinquency Programs in accord with Public Law 92-381."
National Conference on Criminal Justice, January 23-26, 1973 : [working papers by United States( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Executive summary: reports of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals by United States( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This summary reflects the major proposals in the Commission's six reports - "A national strategy to reduce crime," "Police," "Courts," "Corrections," "Community crime prevention," and "Criminal justice system." the volumes are summarized in order, except the implementation section of the first report which constitutes the last chapter of this summary. This summary adheres closely to the precise wording of the Commission's proposals and the standards summarized herein are identified by the same numbering system as employed by the Commission. The appendix contains an outline of part and chapter titles for each of the six reports
Progress report of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, May, 1972 by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Response of the American Correctional Association to Correctional standards by American Correctional Association( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police by United States( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Careers in the criminal justice system : excerpts by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress report, May 1972 by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on police by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community crime prevention by United States( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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