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Blueprint for Crime Reduction

NCJ Number
P B Kelly
Date Published
463 pages
This extensive manuscript, based on lectures and essays from the Institute of Criminal Science in Washington, D.C., presents a history of organization and its programs.
A prologue, written by Patrick B. Kelly, the Executive Director of the Institute, outlines some central criminal justice problems including the similiar treatment of different criminal types and the failure of prisons to rehabilitate. Two brochures describing the objectives of the National Commission for Social Education and the Institute of Criminal Science are included. Materials related to the work of the institute's Crime Clinic, a lecture series that emphasized interdisciplinary efforts to combat crime, are also presented. A major section of the manuscript contains 26 essays on such topics as the radio, the public and crime; the policeman on the beat; and the place of psychiatry in crime. Additional sections contain a discussion of crime trends from 1936-1970 and selected contributions on the subject of crime from Richard M. Nixon, former President of the United States; Judge J. Skelly, U.S. District Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; and Chief Justice Robert C. Finley, Supreme Court, State of Washington. Other sections contain material on how organized crime takes over business and three public affairs pamphlets on crime, violence, and drug abuse in America.