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Enhancing Capacities and Confronting Controversies in Criminal Justice: Proceedings of the 1993 National Conference of the Bureau of Justice Statistics

NCJ Number
145318
Date Published
August 1994
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
This 1993 national conference, convened by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Justice Research and Statistics Association, focused on the need to improve the criminal justice system; the conference was attended by researchers and practitioners from law enforcement, corrections, community programs, and State agencies.
Abstract

Conference participants addressed a wide range of issues, such as emerging drug policies, prison crowding, gun control, race and sex bias, incarceration, alternative sanctions, sexual assault, domestic violence, community policing, police behavior and ethics, sentencing guidelines, violent crime, community-based crime prevention initiatives, and criminal justice information systems. Conference proceedings also discussed recent technology and pertinent research methodologies. The conference was organized around panel presentations and skill building workshops. Appendixes to the conference report provide information on the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Justice Research and Statistics Association, conference participants, the National Drug Control Strategy, and New York State's Automated Criminal Justice Indicators System.

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