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CrimeStrike Special Report: Elements for an Effective Criminal Justice System

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15 pages
This report outlines 20 recommendations to improve State criminal justice systems.
The recommendations focus on pretrial detention, mandatory sentences for serious offenders, capital punishment, mandatory drug testing for convicted felons and all drug offenders, computerized criminal histories, effective victim and witness protection programs, juvenile justice reform, enforceable constitutional rights for crime victims, adequate prison and jail capacity, progressive community sanction programs, reform of probation and appeal procedures, protection of individuals' right to self- defense, and antistalking laws. 39 notes