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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Crime in Grand Island and Hall County," by Deborah Caulfield, Kathleen Nicolini, Rebecca Fahrlander, and Vincent Webb.

Many community leaders continue to be concerned about the problems of crime and criminal justice. This study stems from the concerns of one such group of community leaders in Grand Island, Nebraska. In 1981 the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce established a task force on crime and the criminal justice system. In support of the efforts of this task force, a study was undertaken by the Center for Applied Urban Research for the purpose of conducting a preliminary assessment of the extent of crime. The second major purpose of the srudy was to collect systematic information on citizen perceptions of crime and the performance of the criminal justice system.