ERIC Number: ED072215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-31
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Third Annual Report of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), Fiscal Year 1971.
Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
The role of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) is to reduce crime and delinquency by encouraging and assisting states in developing comprehensive plans to fight crime, by providing massive Federal funding to carry out those plans, by undertaking research in law enforcement, and by providing leadership and guidance to state and local governments in their efforts to improve all facets of the criminal justice system. During its third year of operation, several developments significant for LEAA took place and are summarized in this report. Some highlights for 1971 are: (1) amendment of the basic Act by Congress establishing LEAA and making a number of changes in the law, (2) complete reorganization of LEAA, (3) co-sponsorship of the first National Conference on the Judiciary, (4) funding the first National Jail Census and a survey of all expenditures and employment in the nation's criminal justice system, and (5) supporting the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals and the first National Conference on Corrections. A sharp increase was noted in 1971 in the use of the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP), which provides financial support for students of careers in law enforcement. Also included in this report are individual reports from each of the State Criminal Justice Planning Agencies. (SB)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Career Choice, Conferences, Correctional Rehabilitation, Courts, Crime, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Federal Legislation, Law Enforcement, Local Government, Occupational Surveys, State Government
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (S/N 2700-0080, $3.25)
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Authoring Institution: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.