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Searching for Answers: Annual Evaluation Report on Drugs and Crime: 1991

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Date Published
January 1992
134 pages
This report explains what is working and what else can be done to enable police prosecutors, judges, corrections officials, and political leaders to stem the tide of drug trafficking, drug abuse, and violent crime.
Evaluations sponsored by the National Institute of Justice have shown that effective enforcement tools for police include crackdowns in drug trafficking areas, computer analysis of drug trafficking patterns, demand reduction through user accountability programs, drug forfeiture, and community-oriented policing. Expedited drug case management programs constitute one of the more important court reforms since automated docketing, and new corrections approaches that provide inmate drug treatment increase the chance that inmates will not recidivate after release. The National Institute of Justice's Weed and Seed program researches and evaluates model programs and strategies that are intended to suppress neighborhood drug trafficking and violent crime. Typical tools used in the Weed and Seed Program are computer crime analysis, drug forecasting, enforcement strategies, community policing, expedited court processing, attention to crime in public housing and by gangs, and community planning and design. New evaluations for 1992 focus on a collaborative program for high-risk youth, correctional boot camps, and correctional options. Index of grants

Date Published: January 1, 1992