ERIC Number: ED352581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Crime and Justice Survey Results: Tennessee.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Nashville.
Tennesseans were surveyed concerning criminal justice issues. The survey contained questions concerning punishment of criminals, fear of crime, effectiveness of the criminal justice system, history as a victim of crime, and public attitudes on several criminal justice issues, juvenile issues, and child abuse issues. The sample was randomly generated from the Tennessee Department of Safety's driver license database. A similar survey was conducted 10 years ago and a comparison of both surveys is included in this report. The survey was mailed to 2,434 Tennesseans. A total of 943 persons responded to the survey. Most of the respondents were white. Findings of the survey include: (1) most respondents (72%) believe everyone released from prison should be supervised; (2) 74% believe offenders should serve their entire sentence before release; (3) over half of the respondents were afraid to walk in an area within one mile of their home alone at night; (4) 32% of the respondents were victims of some crime during 1991; (5) 80% reported being a victim of a crime during their lifetime; (6) 83% thought public intoxication should be against the law; (7) 13% of the respondents had been victims of child abuse; and (8) 65% of the respondents were unaware that child care providers must be screened for prior child abuse convictions. (Results of the survey are presented in tables in the categories of punishment; fear of crime; how well is the criminal justice system working; crime events; public attitudes; juvenile issues; and child abuse issues.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee