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Black Crime -- A Police View

NCJ Number
43215
Date Published
1977
Length
178 pages
Agencies
OJP
Grant Number(s)
76-NI-99-0096
Annotation
PAPERS COLLECTED IN THIS TEXT EXPLORE WAYS TO REDUCE CRIME IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY BLACK-ON-BLACK CRIME.
Abstract
THE PAPERS WERE PRESENTED AT A 1976 CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY LEAA, THE POLICE FOUNDATION, AND THE JOINT CENTER FOR POLITICAL STUDIES. IT DREW THE NATION'S HIGHEST RANKING BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND RESULTED IN THE CREATION OF NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVES (NOBLE). AFTER A STATISTICAL BACKGROUND ON BLACK CRIME AND BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL, CHAPTERS COVER SUCH TOPICS AS CRIME AS THE CONCERN OF ELECTED OFFICIALS; CRIME IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY (CAUSES OF CRIME AND THE ROLE OF THE POLICE IN REDUCING CRIME); AND POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS. A CHAPTER ALSO DEALS WITH POLICIES TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BLACK POLICE EXECUTIVES AND THE DILEMMA OF BLACK POLICE EXECUTIVES. THE LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS MADE AT EACH WORKSHOP SESSION CENTER ON FOUR MAJOR AREAS: HOW TO ALLEVIATE CAUSES OF CRIME, HOW TO CONTROL CRIME, HOW TO IMPROVE POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AND THE ROLE OF THE BLACK POLICE EXECUTIVE. THE ARTICLES ARE SUPPLEMENTED BY REFERENCES.
Date Created: October 1, 2001