The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice was assembled during the presidential administration of Lyndon B. Johnson. Following the social unrest of the 1960s, President Johnson established this commission to study specific social issues that were plaguing America—crime and deviance.

The task delegated to the commission was to conduct a critical and thorough evaluation of the entire American criminal justice system. The objective of this enormous effort was to make recommendations that would reduce or eliminate crime in the ...

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