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NIJ Journal Issue No. 239

NCJ Number
National Institute of Justice Journal Issue: 239 Dated: April 1999 Pages: 1-44
Date Published
April 1999
47 pages
Publication Series
This issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal contains four articles on topics of interest to law enforcement and corrections professionals.
The first major article is an overview of Chicago’s experience with community policing, a program called the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS). The article emphasizes the effects that CAPS had on both residents and police officers and the key role of municipal service agencies as partners in community policing. The second major article discusses several key drug indicators and what they reveal, both as individual pictures of specific populations during specific periods of time as well as broad collective overviews of drug use. The third major article describes how telemedicine has been adopted rapidly by prison health care administrators and how it has improved prisoners’ access to medical specialists who were not otherwise available to them. The fourth major article discusses race, crime, and the administration of justice, including patterns of crime victimization, stereotypes and criminal profiles, disparities in conviction rates, strengthening diversity within the criminal justice system, and a reason for optimism about declining crime rates. Figures, notes

Date Published: April 1, 1999