Americans view crime and justice: a national public opinion survey
The results from the United States National Crime and Justice Survey conducted in 1995 are analyzed in this volume. The survey provided a comprehensive national assessment of attitudes, and the topics covered include: fear of crime; gun control; capital punishment; and juvenile crime. Using the data collected, distinguished criminologists report on the development and current status of public opinion on these issues. They also present an analysis of the implications of the data taken during the survey.
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01 level adults African Americans agree nor disagree asked capital punishment Category contains fewer citizens College graduate concern Conservative correctional courts crime and justice Crime and Justice—1995 crime fear criminology death penalty attitudes Democrats demographic Differences between groups discourage youth gangs Don't know 9 drug effect favorable attitudes fear of crime females findings firearms Flanagan Gallup poll groups are significant gun control gun issues gun owners gun ownership Hispanic households income increased interview justice issues juvenile justice know 9 Refused Less than high level of support Literary Digest males marijuana measures minor problem National Opinion Survey NOSCJ oppose parole percentage perceptions persons plea bargaining police contacts prison programs protection public opinion punishment punitive questions rehabilitation reported Republican respondents sample Serious problem sexual assault significantly social Strongly agree studies Survey on Crime survey research Table telephone tion treatment urban V. O. Key variables victimization views violent crime worry