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About the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review
The NCJR is published by the Education and Advocacy Committee, Holy Family Catholic Church 1715 Izard Street,Omaha NE 68102. Views expressed in the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review do not necessarily represent the views of Holy Family Church, 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: Because of a transition to a new editor, the NCJR did not publish the March and June 2018 issues. Publication should resume in the fall of 2018.

Recent Submissions

  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, August 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|Task Force Report On Nebraska Prison Medical Services Points To Eleven Areas Of Concern, Makes Eighty Recommendations|Task Force Recommendations|Excerpts/ Governor’s News Release|More On Education In The Prisons|Focus ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, February 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|An Introduction to the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, by Mel Beckman|What Statistics* Can Tell Us About The Criminal Justice System, by John Krejci|Criminal Disenfranchisement, by Virginia Walsh|Quick Tour - ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 2 )
    CONTENTS: |Work & Education Options In Nebraska Prisons By Mel Beckman|Comments On Education In Nebraska Prisons By Larry Hill|A Need For Substance Abuse Treatment|Clarinda, Iowa Prison To Host A New Plant|Office Of Community ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March, 2009. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 10no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Crime And Criminal Justice In Canada: A Glance Across Our Border By Dr. Frances Kaye|Lb 307 Would End Life In Prison Without The Possibility Of Parole As A Sentence For The Very Young By Mel Beckman|Nebraska ...
  • 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 2010. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 11no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|Nebraska|Nebraska Democratic Party Convention Supports Ending Juvenile Life Sentences By Mel Beckman|Trevelle Taylor, Age 17, Becomes The 25th Juvenile Incarcerated In Nebraska With A Life Term|Funeral Visits By ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2010. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 11no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Budget Reductions At The Nebraska Department Of Correctional Services By Robin Spindler|Supreme Court Puts A Limit On Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences For Youth|Trying To Do What Fr. Flanagan Would Do|Quotes ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2010. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 11no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Assisting Victims Of Crime By Jo Anna Briggs|Recidivism And The Need For Transitioning Guidance By Connie Gibbs|Follow Up On Funeral Visits: Searching For Compassion By John Krejci|Book Review By Amybirky|Commutations ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Goal Of Re-Entry Initiative: The Successful Return Of Offenders To Their Communities By Larry Wayne|Recommendations Of 2001 Nebraska Sex Offender Report Await Rescue From The Shelf By Mel Beckman|Sex Offender ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Issues Under Consideration In The Nebraska Legislature This Spring|Community Corrections: Third Time’s A Charm, Or Three Strikes And You’re Out By John Krejci|LB 53: Nebraska Ex-Felons To Vote Sooner, After ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|New Douglas County Corrections Director Wants Programming For Every Prisoner By Mel Beckman|A Disturbing Meth Report Should Move The Legislature Toward Extra Funding For Community Corrections By John Krejci|Tecumseh: ...
  • 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 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 ...

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