ERIC Number: ED298424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the Nation on Crime and Justice and Technical Appendix. Second Edition.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
This report on crime and justice aims to present statistical information in a format that can be easily understood by a nontechnical audience. It uses graphics and a nontechnical format to bring together data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports, the Bureau of the Census, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and other research and reference sources. It presents national data on crime and the criminal justice system, examining the incidence of crime, characteristics of victims of crime, when and where crimes occur, characteristics of criminal offenders, the government's response to crime, juvenile and adult offenders and how they are handled, and the costs of justice. It contains additional material on homicide, robbery, and burglary; drunk driving; white-collar crime; organized crime; high technology crime; state laws that govern citizen use of deadly force; private security; police deployment; sentencing practices; forfeiture; sentencing outcomes; time served in prison and jail; facilities crowding; recidivism; the cost of crime; and privatization of criminal justice functions. A press release and brochure concerning this publication are included, as well as an order form for a slide presentation based on the document. A separately bound technical appendix provides page references to, summaries of, and supplementary statistics for each topic covered in the body of the report. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Note: A variety of colored inks are used in graphics.