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Abt Associates

Works: 2,763 works in 4,132 publications in 1 language and 87,111 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Originator, 475, Redactor
Classifications: KF9685, 345.730772
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Most widely held works by Abt Associates
The evaluation of social programs by Clark C Abt( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the victim is a child by Debra Whitcomb( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is intended as a guide to judges, prosecutors, legislators, and other involved professionals who are interested in implementing strategies or modifying existing practices to improve the treatment of child victims and witnesses in their jurisdictions. Part I of this document provides an overview of the literature and a preliminary explanation of the problems faced by child victims in the criminal justice system. The two chapters in this section show the current state of affairs and support the premise that child victims have special needs in the criminal justice system. Part ii, Innovative Practice: Legal Issues and Practical Concerns, presents a discussion of popular techniques used to ameliorate some of these problems. The discussion of these innovations has been divided into topic areas, with separate chapters examining: (1) competency of child witnesses; (2) exclusion of spectators; (3) attempts to avoid direct confrontation; (4) videotaped depositions and statements; (5) special exceptions to hearsay; (6) use of expert witnesses; (7) the victim advocate; and (8) streamlining the adjudication process. Each of these chapters includes a discussion of the legal and practical concerns that arise from these innovations. Part ii includes a state-by-state chart of current statutory provisions relevant to child victims and witnesses and a list of complete citations for the statutes analyzed. Part iii contains conclusions and establishes the need for further research in the field. Appendices contain guidelines for interviewing child victims; conditions imposed on the use of videotaped presentations; and guidelines for videotaping a child's statements. (Nb)
Update--HIV/AIDS and STDs in correctional facilities( )

in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prosecution of felony arrests( )

in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local prosecution of environmental crime by Theodore M Hammett( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentencing in the federal courts : does race matter? : the transition to sentencing guidelines, 1986-90 by Douglas McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Discussion paper from the BJS Federal Justice Statistics Program."--Cover
Solving crime problems in residential neighborhoods : comprehensive changes in design, management, and use by Judith D Feins( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preventing gang- and drug-related witness intimidation by Peter Finn( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street gangs : current knowledge and strategies by Catherine H Conly( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batterer intervention : program approaches and criminal justice strategies by Kerry Murphy Healey( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentencing reform in the United States : history, content, and effect by Sandra Shane-DuBow( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American prisons and jails by Joan Mullen( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serving crime victims and witnesses by Julie Esselman Tomz( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intermediate sanctions in sentencing guidelines by Michael H Tonry( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing correctional officer stress : programs and strategies by Peter Finn( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to help correctional administrators develop an effective programme to prevent and treat officer stress. Seven case studies showcase effective approaches that administrators can consider adapting
Confronting domestic violence : a guide for criminal justice agencies by Gail A Goolkasian( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a literature review, consultation with experts in the field, and onsite study of individual programs, this report outlines the roles which police, prosecutors, probation officers, and judges can perform to improve the handling of domestic assault cases. Following a discussion of the myths and assumptions associated with domestic violence, general recommendations cover the role of legislation and action steps for criminal justice agencies. Some action steps recommended are the designation of domestic violence cases as high priority, written policies for handling such cases, procedures to ensure employee compliance with written policies, the collection of separate data on domestic violence incidents, and interagency coordination in the handling of domestic violence cases. A chapter on the police role in domestic violence cases addresses written policies, the service call, arrest policy, the enforcement of protection orders, victim assistance, investigation, and training. A chapter with guidelines for prosecutors addresses the domestic violence unit, written policies, charge filing, pretrial release and diversion, plea bargaining, and victim support and protection. Another chapter covers trial procedures, sentencing options, and the role of probation officers following conviction. Other topics discussed are court-ordered counseling and education for batterers and community education and outreach. Appendixes contain various relevant materials from local criminal justice agencies
Conditions of confinement : juvenile detention and corrections facilities : research summary( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil protection orders : legislation, current court practice, and enforcement by Peter Finn( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The primary purpose of this report is to explain how sitting county and municipal court judges can effectively use and enforce civil protection orders to protect victims of domestic violence."--Preface, page v
Measuring the deterrent effect of enforcement operations on drug smuggling, 1991-1999 by Mary Layne( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen court watching : the consumers' perspective by Kenneth Carlson( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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