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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, June 2021 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 21no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Status Report - New Prison Proposal, by Marshall Lux|The time is now to stop the new prison: Where we go from here, by ACLU of Nebraska|Request the Pardons Board to expedite the commutation of Ed Poindexter, by ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2021 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 21no. 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, 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 ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2002. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 3no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Black Citizens In Nebraska Are Incarcerated Disproportionately. Why?|Assisting Families Of Sex Offenders The Chaperon Program Of Lincoln By Peter J. Frazier-Koontz|New Uses For Recorded Jail Phone Calls: Issues ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2002. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 3no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Helping Latinos Avoid The Criminal Justice System By Shelley Schrader|Not All Sex Offenders Receive Treatment By Mel Beckman|Lb 738 - Calls For Much Greater Use Of Parole In Nebraska|Medical Care For Douglas ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2008. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 9no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Despite Passage Of Lb 682, Child Support Debt Remains A Serious Obstacle For Released Offenders By Mel Beckman|Want To Cut Crime Rates, Depopulate Prisons And Save Money? Read This! By John Krejci|Reentry Aftercare ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2010. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 11no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Five Juvenile Lifers Are Among The Twenty Longest-Serving Lifers In Nebraska By Mel Beckman|Sixteen Appointed To Douglas County Re- Entry Task Force By Michael Myers|Circles Of Support And Accountability For ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|Voting Rights Campaign For Ex- Felons Begins This Month By Peggy Adair|A Vision Of The Future: Some Thoughts From Director Houston By John Krejci|Action-Oriented Research: The Nebraska Methamphetamine Treatment ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2004. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 5no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Court For Young Adult Offenders Is The Result Of Extensive Collaboration By Stuart Dornan|The Douglas Co. Juvenile Assessment Center: A First Year Evaluation By Kim Culp|Restorative Justice Coalition And The ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2003. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 4no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Nebraska’s Re-Entry Initiative By Larry Wayne|“Restorative” Justice Is Goal Of New Coalition By Kelly Keller|Community Corrections And Restorative Justice By Kay Pranis|Lawyers And Judges To Seek Fairness For ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2004. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 5no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|October Is Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Awareness Month|Election Day, 2004: 44.000 Nebraska Ex-Offenders Will Be Excluded From The Polls By Mel Beckman|Tecumseh: There Is An Elephant In The Living Room By ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2008. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 9no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|A Juvenile Injustice By Sarah Ann Lewis|Inmates Can Begin To Apply For Modification Of Their Child Support Orders, Beginning July 1 By Mel Beckman|Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (P.I.E.) Provides ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2009. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 10no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|U.S. Supreme Court Hears Cases Of Youth Sentenced To Life Without The Possibility Of Parole For Non-Homicide Crimes By Grant Custer|The Nebraska Coalition For The Fair Sentencing Of Youth: Working To End Sentencing ...

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