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Mental Health and Treatment of Inmates and Probationers

By: Paula M. Ditton

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Excerpt: At midyear 1998, an estimated 283,800 mentally ill offenders were incarcerated in the Nation?s prisons and jails. In recent surveys completed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 16% of State prison inmates, 7% of Federal inmates, and 16% of those in local jails reported either a mental condition or an overnight stay in a mental hospital. About 16%, or an estimated 547,800 probationers, said they had had a mental condition or stayed overnight in a mental hospita...

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Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000

By: Allen J. Beck

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Excerpt: On June 30, 2000, 1,394 of the Nation?s 1,558 State public and private adult correctional facilities reported that they provide mental health services to their inmates. Nearly 70% of facilities housing State prison inmates reported that, as a matter of policy, they screen inmates at intake; 65% conduct psychiatric assessments; 51% provide 24-hour mental health care; 71% provide therapy/counseling by trained mental health professionals; 73% distribute psychotropi...

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Money Laundering Offenders, 1994-2001

By: Mark Motivans

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Excerpt: During 2001, 1,477 defendants were charged in U.S. district courts with money laundering as the most serious offense filed. These defendants comprised 1.8% of all cases filed in U.S. district courts. Of cases concluded in 2001, 1,243 defendants were convicted of a money laundering offense.1 Federal defendants sentenced for money laundering in 2001 were convicted of laundering amounts ranging from less than $2,000 to more than $100 million.2 About 20% of the case...

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Medical Malpractice Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001

By: Thomas H. Cohen

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Excerpt: Of the 1,156 medical malpractice trials litigated in the Nation?s 75 most populous counties during 2001, most were disposed of by jury trial (96%) (not shown in a table). In an estimated 9 out of 10 medical malpractice trials, the alleged harm involved either a permanent injury (57%) or a death claim (33%) (figure 1). About half of the sampled medical malpractice trials were brought against surgeons, while a third were against non-surgeons. Dentists accounted fo...

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Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice Response to Child ...

By: Kathryn M. Turman

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Excerpt: Message from the Deputy Attorney General. Some of the most important cases investigators, prosecutors, and judges will handle during the course of their careers are those involving child victims and witnesses. The stakes are incredibly high. What happens to these children has a significant impact both on individual children and on the overall safety and well-being of communities. Children who are victims of or witnesses to violent crime are at an increased risk ...

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Medical Problems of Inmates, 1997

By: Laura M. Maruschak

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Excerpt: And Federal prison inmates reported having a physical impairment or mental condition. Thirty-one percent of State inmates and 23% of Federal inmates reported having learning or speech disability, a hearing or vision problem, or a mental or physical condition. Based on data from personal interviews, an estimated 318,000 State and Federal inmates reported being injured since admission. Ten percent of State inmates and 3% of Federal inmates reported being injured i...

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Mail Survey of Recipients of Bureau of Justice Statistics Print Pu...

By: Jaime Green

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Excerpt: BJS surveyed traditional users of BJS printed products to see whether other media might appeal to them more. (Web Statistics--Measuring User Activity: An Analysis of BJS Web Site Usage Statistics analyzes BJS web site use for the last four months of 1997.) The 1997 mail survey (at the end of this paper) was mailed May 15, 1997, to 61,000 BJS users: 32,746 who had ordered a printed BJS report in the previous year, overlapping with 40,607 users registered in BJS d...

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National Criminal History Improvement Program

By: Jan M. Chaiken

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Foreword: This is my last year overseeing the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). I look back with considerable satisfaction at our accomplishments together, and I look forward with optimism to future NCHIP funding under the Crime Identification Technology Act (CITA). Since 1995, NCHIP has helped States join with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to build an accurate and useful national system of criminal records. Widespread interstate availabi...

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National Criminal History Improvement Program

By: Jan M. Chaiken

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Foreword: The National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) continues the Justice Department's efforts, begun by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1924, to build an accurate and useful national system of criminal records. Availability of complete computerized criminal records is vital for criminal investigations, prosecutorial charging, sentencing decisions, correctional supervision and release, and background checks for licensing, purchase of handguns...

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National Criminal History Improvement Program

By: Jan M. Chaiken

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Foreword: The National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) continues the Justice Department's efforts, begun by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1924, to build an accurate and useful national system of criminal records. Availability of complete computerized criminal records is vital for criminal investigations, prosecutorial charging, sentencing decisions, correctional supervision and release, and background checks for those applying for licenses, ha...

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National Criminal History Improvement Program

By: Jan M. Chaiken

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Foreword: Since 1995 the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) has helped States join with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to build an accurate and useful national system of criminal records. Interstate availability of complete computerized criminal records is increasingly vital for criminal investigations, prosecutorial charging, sentencing decisions, correctional supervision and release, community notification, and background checks for those ...

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National Criminal History Improvement Program

By: Jan M. Chaiken

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Foreword: Since 1995, the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) has helped States join with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to build an accurate and useful national system of criminal records. Interstate availability of complete computerized criminal records is increasingly vital for criminal investigations, prosecutorial charging, sentencing decisions, correctional supervision and release, community notification, and background checks for those...

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Our Aging Population : Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimiza...

By: Department of Justice

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Executive Summary: Hundreds of policymakers and practitioners representing public safety, social services, health care, and advocacy assembled in Washington, D.C., October 30?31, 2000, for a rare opportunity to share information across disciplines about innovative ideas and programs to enhance efforts to prevent, reduce, and respond to the crime victimization of older people throughout the country. Background: Experience has demonstrated that multidisciplinary approaches...

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Sub-Grantees Training Guide

By: Kathryn M. Turman

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Excerpt: Following the sections on developing an organization?s human and financial resources, the Guide includes a summary of the VOCA Assistance Grant Guidelines. We hope that it will help answer questions you may have about VOCA, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and the Federal Crime Victims Fund, as well as more technical questions about VOCA?s eligibility requirements, allowable expenses, and reporting requirements. The booklet ends with a short bibliography l...

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Responding to Terrorism Victims Oklahoma City and Beyond

By: Kathryn M. Turman

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Excerpt: Message from the Director. Every violent crime has a significant and long-lasting impact on surviving victims and families of victims. Acts of terrorism resulting in mass casualties have a wide and traumatic impact on communities and nations. Indeed, that impact is the primary goal of terrorists. In recent years, it has become clear that United State citizens are not immune from these crimes, either at home or outside the borders of this country. The 1995 bombin...

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Ovc Training Resource Guide

By: John Ashcroft

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Introduction: The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), an agency within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), was formally established by Congress in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA). VOCA was largely an outcome of the 1982 President?s Task Force on Victims of Crime and established not only the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) and OVC but also separate program initiatives to address the rights and needs of all c...

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Internet Crimes against Children

By: John W. Gillis

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Excerpt: New computer technology presents complex challenges for law enforcement agencies and victim service providers. These professionals must protect Internet users as they conduct investigations, secure evidence, identify and apprehend offenders, and help child victims and their families. Based on the knowledge and experience of those working with child victims, this Bulletin focuses attention on child victims of Internet-based crimes, highlighting the challenges for...

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Establishing Victim Services Within a Law Enforcement Agency : The...

By: Susan G. Parker

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Excerpt: The Austin Police Department?s Victim Services Division is among a relatively small number of victim assistance divisions that work within law enforcement agencies. Being part of a law enforcement agency allows Division counselors to quickly respond to victims? needs, meet officers at a crime scene, and provide victims with a mix of immediate crisis counseling and practical advice. Until recently, victim services divisions within law enforcement agencies were re...

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Understanding Dna Evidence : A Guide for Victim Service Providers

By: Kathryn M.Turman

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Excerpt: DNA evidence is playing a larger role than ever before in criminal cases throughout the country, both to convict the guilty and exonerate the wrongly accused. Biological samples that were impossible to test for DNA 10 years ago may yield critical evidence if tested today. Because DNA evidence is a powerful tool in the search for truth, it is important that victim service providers understand the potential significance of DNA evidence in their clients? cases. Wha...

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Working with Victims of Gun Violence

By: Judith Bonderman

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Introduction: On March 3, 2000, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) sponsored a roundtable discussion about the effects of gun violence on individual victims, their families, and their communities. This 1-day meeting in Washington, D.C., brought together a diverse group of professionals who work with victims of gun violence: physicians, social workers, mental health providers, prosecutors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, school principals, victim compensation administrators...

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