Excerpt from Quote Magazine

July 1, 1964


Thus I was pleased as attorney general to be able to establish a new office of Criminal Justice in the department to deal with the whole spectrum of the criminal process, from arrest to rehabilitation. It will deal with social problems that affect the criminal process, such as narcotics or juvenile delinquency or the right of privacy. It is a voice inside the Department and a forum outside the Department. Perhaps above all, it was my hope that this office of Criminal Justice would be only the first step in dealing with what I believe is one of the most aggravating problems of criminal law: the wide, and widening, gulf between law enforcement officials on the one side and other legal figures concerned with protecting the rights of the individual on the other.