ERIC Number: ED166616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The War on Crime in the District of Columbia 1955-1975.
Wilson, Jerry Y.
The response of the criminal justice system to actual and perceived crime in the District of Columbia during the period 1955-1975 was investigated. Results indicated that a variety of efforts contribute to the relatively stable trend of reported crime during the last five years of the period studied, including: (1) increased numbers of police; (2) holding police commanders accountable for crime; (3) court reorganization; (4) narcotics treatment programs; and (5) increased incarceration rate for offenders. Numerous graphs, tables, and appendices are included. (Author)
Descriptors: Court Role, Crime, Criminals, Justice, Police Action, Public Opinion, Responses, Social Attitudes, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (027-000-00655-8)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia