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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: 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. Issues start with the February 2000 issue.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 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, 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 2003. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 4no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|The Challenge Of Implementing Lb 46 By John Krejci|Child Support Issues And Nebraska Inmates By Catherine Mahern|Community Corrections Council Members|Restorative Justice Gathering Scheduled For October 8th|Family ...
  • 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, 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, 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, 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: ...

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