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National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

  • By: Kimberly D. Hassell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Beginning in the 1960s, the violent crime rate in America began a dramatic proliferation. From the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, the homicide rate doubled, reaching a record peak at 10.2 homicides per 100,000 persons. Further, official data indicated that African ...

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