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Trends and Issues 89: Criminal and Juvenile Justice in Illinois

NCJ Number
M Hickey, M Poethig
Date Published
226 pages
This book examines the impact of drug abuse, drunk driving, and AIDS on the Illinois criminal justice system; updates baseline statistics from the first issue of "Trends and Issues;" and presents new information on law enforcement, prosecution, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice in Illinois.
Major sections of the book cover law enforcement, prosecution, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. The format for each section is composed of an overview, data, trends and issues, and "special topics" (the impact of drugs, drunk driving, and AIDS on the criminal justice component being discussed). An overview of law enforcement discusses how crimes become known to the police, law enforcement organizational structure, police training, police functions, response time, arrest procedures, use of deadly force, and police legal constraints. Crime data sources and procedures are discussed, followed by a trend analysis of the data. Other sections similarly discuss the functions and procedures of the various criminal justice components, data sources and collection, and trends based on data analysis. Appended glossary, projections methodology, data use, and legislation.