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Crime in America (Fighting Back?) #94512

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 25, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Issue of victims' reaction to crime examined. [PEOPLE - consider matter.] Sociologist Ken. Clark quoted on socioecon. origins of crime. [Former gang member Carlos PARKIN - explains his present work.] [Judge Wilmont SWEENEY - feels environmental breeds criminals; explains.] [Debbie CARLSON - describes her reaction to kidnapping of missing daughter.] Growth of victims' rights movement discussed. [Victimologist Robert ELIAS - fears victims are being used to restore law-and-order mentality to crime.] [Murder victim's FATHER - resents killer's death execution as too easy.] [PEOPLE - express resentment.] President Reagan's new crime legislature last year recalled; dropping crime rate since 1981 considered. [Bernhard GOETZ - claims society will have to express desire for change.] Mahatma Gandhi quoted.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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