Rural Crime Control

Rural Crime Control

Rural Crime Control

Rural Crime Control

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The purpose of this volume is to lend definition to the rural crime problem, to trace the causes for recent developments which have made that problem more acute, and critically to examine the functioning of various criminal justice agencies which are directly concerned with its treatment and solution.

The plan for the present study originated in various official investigations of local government with which the writer became associated some years ago. As counsel to the Joint Legislative Committee on Taxation and Retrenchment of the State of New York, as a member of the staff of the Institute of Public Administration in its examination of county government in Virginia, and more recently as a member of the New York State Commission on the Administration of Justice, it was impressed upon him that the administration of justice in many rural areas had lost touch with the realities of rural crime. Furthermore, there did not appear to be any general treatment of the subject in its historical and experimental aspects which could be employed as a guide to future revisions of our rural justice system.

It is not too much to say that the suppression of rural crime has become a task of the first magnitude, which now challenges the attention of the rural sociologist, the justice official, and the student of public administration. The fundamentals of rural life are . . .

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