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Pub. Type Report
Title The Impact of Illegal Immigration on the Criminal Justice System
Author(s) Pennell, Susan
Curtis, Christine
Tayman, Jeff
Subtitle/Series Name
Pub. Date Jul 1989
Abstract Findings showed that undocumented aliens accounted for 12 percent of the arrests in San Diego and 15 percent in El Paso during the period studied. The costs for criminal justice processing of these undocumented persons in San Diego were just over $15 million. Findings indicated that local effective responses to criminality are hampered by systemwide problems that include jail crowding and limited resources. Results indicated the need for increased Federal assistance in border counties to allow local justice efforts to be more effective. The assistance should consist of increased resources for the Border Patrol and the development of a mechanism to identify and analyze trends related to undocumented persons in the offender population. Figures, tables, reference lists, and appended data tables and background information. source
Issue/No. NCJ 120145
Producer United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
Place of Production Washington, DC

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