This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD’s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.

Doing Violence to the Crime Problem: A Response to the Attorney General's Task Force

Doing violence to the crime problem: A response to the attorney general's task force
Diana R.Gordon


Street crime has reemerged as a major public issue in America within the past year. 1980 was described by Newsweek as “the year that mainstream America rediscovered violent crime,” and that discovery took many forms. Hundreds of thousands of Californians now have tear gas permits, and polls indicate that growing numbers of citizens now own guns for protection. Within a few weeks of each other in the spring of 1981, the three major national news magazines ran prominent stories on violent street crime, and in many cities local radio and TV stations now begin their daily news ...

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