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National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement

  • By: Scott Ingram
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement was the first national commission to study crime in the United States. Also known as the Wickersham Commission, after its chair George Wickersham, the commission systematically studied the growing national crime problem ...

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