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About the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review
The NCJR is published by Holy Family Ministries 1715 Izard Street, Omaha NE 68102. Views expressed in the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review do not necessarily represent the views of Holy Family Ministries, the members of our Advisory Committee, or anyone who contributes financially to the newsletter.

Mission: To improve public understanding of the criminal justice system in Nebraska and the needs of offenders and victims. To improve communication between those who administer and staff the criminal justice system, those who make plans and laws for it, those who are personally affected by it, and the community which pays for it and should be involved with it.

PUBLICATION NOTE: After a 1½ year break (since January 2018), publication of the NCJR will resume in July 2019, with Mel Beckman returning to his role as Editor.

VIEWING NOTE: To view all issues in chronological order, select the BROWSE BY "By Issue Date" option at the top of this page. Ascending/ Descending order can be adjusted using the cogwheel in gray box at top right of Issue List. Issues start with the February 2000 issue. To download PDF select desired issue and click on pdf link below the NCJR rectangle at the top left of the issue record.

Recent Submissions

  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2021 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Hope for comprehensive analysis of criminal justice in Nebraska, by Robert J. Heist II|Voting: a human right, by Benjermin J. Frith|Crime, victimization, and corrections in rural Nebraska|Unsubstantiated Intel, ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2020 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|The politics of new prisons (Part 2), by Marshall Lux|When the over-growth began at the Nebraska Department of Corrections, by David Ditter 32547|State senator expresses his view on priorities and a new prison|In ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2020 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|The Politics of New Prisons Part #1, by Marshall Lux|Amending Nebraska’s felony murder rule: a small step in the right direction, by Tom Riley|“BLK. PRISONER”, by Shaheed K. Biko Hamza|Preparing for Parole Board ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2020 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:| July 1st: What will happen when Governor Ricketts declares an over-crowding emergency? by Doug Koebernick| The killing of Mattieo Condoluci and a critique of registries, by Nebraskans Unafraid| Governor asked ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2020 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 1 )
    CONTENTS: |Wanted: a challenge to the felony murder doctrine, by Shaheed K. Biko Hamza, aka Derek Dixon 36413 |An open letter to the Legislature's Appropriation Committee and Judiciary Committee, by Marshall Lux |They have ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2019 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 19no. 3 )
    CONTENTS: | Good people are at work, but the justice system is fragmented, by John Krejci | The Interstate Corrections Compact explained, by Scott R. Frakes, Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services | ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2019 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 19no. 2 )
    CONTENTS: | We All Have Value, by Terry Ricketts | Corrections Reports Demand Dramatic Action, by John Krejci | Crime Victims Confront Perpetrators Through a Special Program | Attending a Pardons Board Hearing? Expect to ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, July 2019 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 19no. 1 )
    CONTENTS: | The NCJR is back! by Linda Ohri | Corrections reform: LB 686 One small step for prison reform? by John Krejci | What’s working.... What’s challenging for juvenile justice advocates? by Joanna Lindberg | 1800 ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2003. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 4no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Correcting Corrections An “Up” Side Of The Budget Crisis By John Krejci|Lb 503 - Would Restore Voting Rights To Ex- 0offenders By Senator Lowen Kruse|Some Youthful Offenders Have Chance For More Education By Mr. ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2004. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 5no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Focus On Juvenile Justice: New Approaches, Adaptations And Issues|Making Diversion Programs Available By Diana Owens|Omaha Is A Demonstration Site For Graduated Sanctions By Judge Wadie Thomas|The Douglas County ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2003. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 4no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Nebraska May Roll Back Its Growing Rate Of Incarceration|Working Group And Lb 46 Call For More Progress Toward Community Justice By Mel Beckman|Omaha World Herald Spotlights Nebraska’s Overreliance On Incarceration ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2002. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 3no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Reducing Youth Detention: Are We Locking Up Too Many, For Too Long?|Detention Overcrowding By Joanna Lind Berg|Center Seeks Compliance With Jail Standards|United Way Court-Ordered Community Service: A Win-Win ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2004. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 5no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Problems At Nebraska’s Super-Max Prison By John Krejci|Corrections Director Clarke On Tecumseh By Harold Clarke|Inmate Perspectives On Tecumseh|U.S. Prisons Like Abu Graib?|The Two Pillars Of The Criminal Justice ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2002. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 3no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|Sex Offenders In Nebraska Management And Treatment|What Is Sex Offender Treatment? By Roxanne Koenig|Management Of Sex Offenders Nebraska Issues By Mel Beckman|Nebraska’s Sex Offender Registry|Victim Services ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2001. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 2no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|The Quest For Efficiency In Douglas County’s Criminal Justice System By Carol Mcbride Pirsch|Fairness Of The Death Penalty In Nebraska: Baldus’ Response By John Krejci|Nebraska To Examine Statewide Community ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, November 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Parole In Nebraska|An Interview With Mr. Janies Mckenzie, Nebraska Adult Parole Administration|The Cost Of Incarceration, Per Inmate, Compared To Parole|Housing For Parolees|Improving Treatment: A Quality Of Life ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2001. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 2no. 2 )
    CONTENTS: |Douglas County Adult Corrections By Mel Beckman|Family Service Helps Youth Avoid Confinement|Legislative Update|Prison Health Care Bill Passed|Criminal Justice Interim Study Planned|Funding Restorative Justice ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, February 2001. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 2no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Follow-Up On Inmate Medical Care|Reform Involves Structure And Performance By Marshall Lux|D.C.S. Makes Changes Ok’d By Governor Johanns By Dan Danaher|Parole In Nebraska|Lb 738 - For Increased Use Of Parole By ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2009. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 10no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|The Myth Of An Overcrowded Prison System: A Minority Report (Part One Of Three Parts) By Polidoros C. Pserros|Prison Overcrowding And The 140 Percent Paper Tiger By Shakur Abdullah|The Prison Overcrowding Crisis: ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2001. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 2no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Overcrowding: Can We Build Our Way Out? By John Krejci|Interim Legislature Study Of Nebraska Correctional Issues By Barbara Brunkow|Article/ & Poetry From Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen We Langa|Nebraska Parole And ...

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