7 LEAA Newsl. 1 (1978)

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Study  Cites  Similarities

Male, Female

Police Officers

Perform Equally

  Police patrolwomen perform as effec-
tively as patrolmen although they tend
to avoid strenuous physical activity and
are sometimes less assertive, according
to a recent report.
  The seven-month study financed by
the LEAA and conducted in New York
City notes that the performance of
policewomen  is more  like that of
policemen than it is different. However,
the women made a better impression on
citizens, the report said.
  The study examined 82 police patrol
officers- an equal number of men and
                (continued on page 10)

Woman patrol officer takes direct route In
back-alley search for fleeing suspects.

President Receives Plan

Replacing LEAA With

New Institute of Justice

  Attorney General Griffin Bell has sent
President Carter a plan to restructure
the Federal government's crime re-
search, statistics and financial assistance
efforts, The plan would create a new
organization called the National Insti-
tute ofJustice.
  The Attorney General said the plan
should increase the ability of the de-
partment to manage more effectively its
criminal justice research and financial
assistance programs.
  Improved management  would be ac-
complished through the consolidation
of organizations having similar func-
tions and the elimination of overlap and
duplication of effort, Mr. Bell said.

     Other Improvements Cited
  The reorganization would also:
  * Enhance the quality and visibility
of the Federal government's research
and development efforts and expand
those efforts to include civil justice.
  * Increase the program flexibility of
state and  local governments  and
strengthen their priority setting roles
and responsibilities.
  * Reduce  considerably Federal pa-
perwork requirements and the use of
Federal funds for costs associated with
program overhead at the state and local
  The  National Institute of Justice
would assume most of the major func-
tions currently performed by LEAA, the
National Institute of Corrections, and
the Federal Justice Research Center.

  Attorney General Griffin B. Bell

  The Attorney General's proposal is a
three pronged approach calling for:
(1) a reorganization of the Department
of Justice under the President's reor-
ganization authority; (2) amendments
to the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe
Streets Act of 1968; and (3) adminis-
trative actions to streamline current
  Under  the  Reorganization Plan,
LEAA  would be abolished and the Na-
tional Institute ofJustice (NIJ) created.
                (continued on page 14)

National Crirne Prevention Week Feb. 12-18

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