ABSTRACT

Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: A Report by the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice   [open pdf - 16MB]

"This report is about crime in America-about those who commit it, about those who are its victims, and about what can be done to reduce it. The report is the work of 19 commissioners, 63 staff members, 175 consultants, and hundreds of advisers. The commissioners, staff, consultants, and advisers come from every part of America and represent a broad range of opinion and profession. In the process of developing the findings and recommendations of the report the Commission called three national conferences, conducted five national surveys, held hundreds of meetings, and interviewed tens of thousands of persons. The report makes more than 200 specific recommendations-concrete steps the Commission believes can lead to a safer and more just society. These recommendations call for a greatly increased effort on the part of the Federal Government, the States, the counties, the cities, civic organizations, religious institutions, business groups, and individual citizens. They call for basic changes in the operations of police, schools, prosecutors, employment agencies, defenders, social workers, prisons, housing authorities, and probation and parole officers. But the recommendations are more than just a list of new procedures, new tactics, and new techniques. They are a call for a revolution in the way America thinks about crime."

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Date:
1967-02
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Public Domain
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National Criminal Justice Reference System: https://www.ncjrs.gov/
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