An ongoing analysis of the Indiana Criminal Justice Planning Agency
This thesis examines several aspects of the Indiana Criminal Justice Planning Agency and the framework within which it operates. Included is a review of the administrative framework of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration as well as the criminal justice planning structure within the state of Indiana. In addition, the primary obstacles the Indiana Criminal Justice Planning Agency (ICJPA) has had to deal with in accomplishing its program objectives are discussed.A study of three selected criminal justice planning regions within the state of Indiana representing varying demographic characteristics was undertaken. Variations in the nature and size of criminal justice programs were studied. Further analysis of funding data is also included.An interview survey of the local governmental officials of Region IV of the ICJPA was conducted. This survey was intended to bring forth grass roots reactions to the concept of a federally-funded, state-coordinated administrative organization in the area of law enforcement.