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United States Bureau of Justice Assistance

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Works: 1,270 works in 2,166 publications in 1 language and 116,023 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Catalogs 
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Classifications: HV6439.U5, 347.7313
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How effective is correctional education, and where do we go from here? : the results of a comprehensive evaluation by Lois M Davis( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 2 million adults are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, and each year more than 700,000 leave federal and state prisons and return to communities. Unfortunately, within three years, 40 percent will be reincarcerated. One reason for this is that ex-offenders lack the knowledge, training, and skills to support a successful return to communities. Trying to reduce such high recidivism rates is partly why states devote resources to educating and training individuals in prison. This raises the question of how effective -- and cost-effective -- correctional education is: an even more salient question given the funding environment states face from the 2008 recession and its continuing aftermath. With funding from the Second Chance Act of 2007, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, asked RAND to help answer this question as part of a comprehensive examination of the current state of correctional education for incarcerated adults and juveniles. The RAND team conducted a systematic review of correctional education programs for incarcerated adults and juveniles. This included a meta-analysis on correctional education's effects on recidivism and postrelease employment outcomes for incarcerated adults, as well as a synthesis of evidence on programs for juveniles. The study also included a nationwide survey of state correctional education directors to understand how correctional education is provided today and the recession's impact. The authors also compared the direct costs of correctional education with those of reincarceration to put the recidivism findings into a broader context
Addressing community gang problems : a practical guide( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National assessment of structured sentencing( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A policymaker's guide to hate crimes( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing community gang problems : a model for problem-solving by United States( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bureau of Justice Assistance within the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice presents the full text of a January 1997 research report entitled "Addressing Community Gang Problems: A Model for Problem Solving." The model can assist local communities in addressing gang problems by focusing on a comprehensive strategy for preventing and controlling street gang drug trafficking and related violent crime
Urban street gang enforcement by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies to enhance prosecution of gang-related crimes are presented, with a focus on enforcement and prosecution targeting urban street gangs. The model programs introduced offer strategies largely based on the practical experiences of agencies that participated in a demonstration program, the Urban Street Gang Drug Trafficking Enforcement Program, designed to establish model approaches to prevention and suppression of gang violence. The monograph offers a step-by-step guide to designing and implementing a program based on strategies from the seven demonstration sites. The following chapters guide program implementation: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Key Elements of the Gang Suppression Prototype"; (3) "Planning and Analysis"; (4) "Gang Information and Intelligence Systems"; (5)"Gang Suppression Operations and Tactics"; (6) "Interagency Cooperation and Collaboration"; (7) "Legal Issues"; and (8) "Evaluation." Appendixes contain an annotated bibliography and sources for further information. (Contains 85 endnotes and 65 references.) (Sld)
A Police guide to surveying citizens and their environment( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph offers an introduction and practical guidelines regarding the development and implementation of two types of surveys that police find increasingly useful: (1) surveys of citizens and (2) surveys of the physical environment. Those conducting a survey must first determine the sample from which they want to obtain data. Random selection is the most popular manner of selecting a representative sample. Surveys can usually be conducted in one of three ways: (1) mailing a questionnaire, (2) questioning by telephone, and (3) personal interviews. Designing the questions requires precision in wording, clarity of thought, and care not to take too much time. Simple data analysis can determine the central tendency, the range of answers, and how representative the sample was. Opinion surveys may themselves help deter crime and reduce fear of crime, while environmental surveys help police quantify the physical characteristics of neighborhoods and link them with specific neighborhood problems. These surveys help identify problems, determine what changes will help solve them, and measure the effectiveness of the efforts
Report of the National Task Force on Court Automation and Integration by National Task Force on Court Automation and Integration (U.S.)( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies for reducing homicide : the comprehensive homicide initiative in Richmond, California by James J Fyfe( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning guide for using the trial court performance standards and measurement system by Commission on Trial Court Performance Standards( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission possible : strong governance structures for the integration of justice information systems( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the methodology and findings from a study of the type, quality, and capability of existing U.S. justice information integration and governance structure models. The study found that lack of funding was a major barrier to participation in justice information system integration, as was a lack of established governance structures. Other obstacles were turf issues and lack of technology. Law enforcement agencies were the criminal justice agencies most often involved in integration efforts, and the top three information systems that respondents integrated were records management, offender history, and computer dispatch systems. Suggestions for advancing system integration included: -- equal involvement/participation from all agencies/jurisdictions involved; -- secure funding; -- realistic goals and objectives with a reasonable implementation time frame; -- open lines of communication with all agencies involved; -- unconditional support from primary public officials; -- well-trained technology users; and standardized, networked software, hardware, and protocols. The study shows that all governance structures do not have to be created in the same way; jurisdictions/agencies or clusters of agencies must decide what works best for them and design their structures accordingly
Trial court performance standards with commentary by Commission on Trial Court Performance Standards (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early experiences with criminal history records improvement( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reducing illegal firearms trafficking : promising practices and lessons learned( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prepared by Police Executive Research Forum, supported by cooperative agreement number 96-DD-BX-K005"--Page 2 of cover
Comprehensive communities program : promising approaches( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to use structured fines (day fines) as an intermediate sanction( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides planning and implementation guidance for jurisdictions planning to use structured fines (day fines) as part of their overall sentencing system. It explains the concept of structured fines and explains their potential benefits, including offender accountability, deterrence, and fairness, effective and efficient use of limited system resources, revenue, and credibility of the court. Experience with structured fines in Europe and the United States is also described. Additional sections explain how to set goals and priorities, develop a unit scale that ranks offenses by severity, calculate the amounts of fines, and impose the structured fine sentence. (NCJRS, modified)
The role of local government in community safety by Margaret Shaw( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent encounters : a study of felonious assaults on our nation's law enforcement officers by Anthony J Pinizzotto( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revitalizing communities : innovative state and local programs( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of law enforcement in public health emergencies : special considerations for an all-hazards approach( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document will help state and local law enforcement officials and policymakers to understand communicable diseases (including terminology and methods of transmission) and the threat they pose to public health and safety. The document outlines key concerns that law enforcement officials must address in preparation for a virus-caused pandemic and other public health emergencies and identifies issues that may arise in the department's "all-hazards" approach
 
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controlled identityUnited States. Department of Justice

controlled identityUnited States. Office of Justice Programs

BJA

BJA (Bureau of Justice Assistance : U.S.)

BJA (Bureau of Justice Assistance, United States)

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Bureau of Justice Assistance (U.S.)

Bureau of Justice Assistance United States

United States Bureau of Justice Assistance

United States. Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Assistance

United States. Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Assistance

United States. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Assistance

USA Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance

USA Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance

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