A Call to Action: An Analysis and Overview of the United States Criminal Justice System, With Recommendations
This is a report on the problems associated with incarceration, the treatment of prisoners and their return to society. The American Friends Service Committee convened a National Commission on Crime and Justice in 1990; this report came from this blue ribbon group.
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BACKGROUND OF THE CRISIS
ANALYSIS OF CRIME
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