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National Institute of Justice (U.S.). Office of Communication and Research Utilization

Overview
Works: 74 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 9,175 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Rules 
Classifications: HV8843, 365.66
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by National Institute of Justice (U.S.).
Confronting domestic violence : a guide for criminal justice agencies by Gail A Goolkasian( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 477 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
State and local experience with drug paraphernalia laws by Kerry Murphy Healey( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentencing reform impacts by Michael H Tonry( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guardians ad litem in criminal courts by Debra Whitcomb( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caseweighting systems for prosecutors : guidelines and procedures by Joan E Jacoby( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS in probation and parole by Dana E Hunt( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS in correctional facilities : issues and options by Theodore M Hammett( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work in American prisons : the private sector gets involved by National Institute of Justice (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS and the law enforcement officer : concerns and policy responses by Theodore M Hammett( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arresting the demand for drugs : police and school partnerships to prevent drug abuse by William DeJong( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The projects featured in this monograph -- Project SPECDA (School Program to Educate and Control Drug Abuse) in New York City and Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) in Los Angeles -- are designed to prevent drug abuse among school-aged children by building students' self-esteem, teaching decision-making skills, and guiding them in resisting peer pressure to use drugs. The report outlines the underlying philosophy of police/school substance-abuse prevention programs and research evidence is briefly reviewed to affirm the effectiveness of such an approach. The strength of both projects is the length and scope of the core curriculum for fifth-grade and sixth-grade students. Curriculum content is reviewed, along with the teaching strategies used and audiovisual materials. The monograph also considers the additional educational activities developed by DARE and SPECDA, including 1-day school assemblies, abbreviated programs, DARE's junior high curriculum, and parent meetings. Other topics discussed are program development and implementation, program structure and administration, and the monitoring of program performance. A short-term evaluation of DARE is appended
Dedicated computer crime units by J. Thomas McEwen( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime victim restitution : an analysis of approaches by Daniel McGillis( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restrictive policies for high-speed police pursuits by Hugh Nugent( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police response to special populations by Peter Finn( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed case studies of 12 police-social service networks are the basis for suggested guidelines for initiating and sustaining such networks to manage the mentally ill, public inebriates, and the homeless. Most of the 12 networks focus on the mentally ill. Each such network has a special 24-hour unit that screens persons, identifies an appropriate facility to which to refer them, and provides on-scene emergency assistance. The benefits of the networks for police are time savings, danger reduction, and increased job satisfaction. Mental health professionals benefit by spending less time evaluating, treating, or transferring inappropriate police referrals. Local government officials find that networking addresses the concerns of downtown merchants and the public about the mentally ill, public inebriates, and the homeless. In establishing and sustaining a network, all pertinent agencies should be involved in planning, and each agency should have a clear understanding of the special problems each facility will handle. Interagency agreements should be in writing, and each agency should monitor staff compliance. Program effects and successes should be monitored and documented. Ingredients for network success include appropriate training, effective communication, supportive legislation, and adequate funding
Community policing : issues and practices around the world by Jerome H Skolnick( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph examines the history and central features of community policing and experience with this approach in the United States, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, and Singapore. Contemporary ideas about community policing arose from reconsideration of police strategies and practices in the 1960's and 1970's. Community policing is regarded as a strategy for improving relations between the police and the public while strengthening police effectiveness in preventing and controlling crime. The four elements of community policing are the organization of community-based crime prevention, the reorientation of patrol activities to emphasize nonemergency servicing, increased police accountability to local communities, and the decentralization of command. It thus involves major changes in the customary roles of the police. Thus, it raises concerns about the implications of thorough integration of the police into the community. In addition, the vitality of community policing may depend on social structure and be greatest in affluent, educated, middle-class communities
AIDS in correctional facilities : issues and options by Theodore M Hammett( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serving crime victims and witnesses by Peter Finn( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community dispute resolution programs and public policy by Daniel McGillis( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use of microcomputers in criminal justice agencies by J. Thomas McEwen( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifying drug users and monitoring them during conditional release by Eric D Wish( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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