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NCJ Number: 105778 Find in a Library
Title: Arab States (From Action-Oriented Research on Youth Crime, P 63-83, 1986, Ugljesa Zvekic, ed. - See NCJ-105775)
Author(s): B E D Ali
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
10127 Torino, Italy
Sale Source: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Torino,
Italy
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: Research on crime among youths in Arab nations is reviewed with reference to the context in which youth crime occurs, the characteristics and problems of action-oriented research on youth crime, and research needs and priorities.
Abstract: Generalizations about youth crime in Arab nations are limited by the diversity of the 22 Arab nations in Asia and Africa. However, these nations share a social and cultural base. Youth crime is a less serious problem in these countries than in other parts of the world. Differences in definitions of crimes, the nations' limited experience in gathering and recording criminal statistics, and the lack of coordination among criminal justice agencies all hamper action-oriented research on youth crime. Criminological thinking in the Arab world has gone through three phases. The establishment of the Arab Security Studies and Training Center in Riyad in 1980 has led to growth of the Arab world's involvement in criminal justice research. The research is problem-oriented. The attitudes of policymakers toward research vary from one nation to another and depend largely on economic and political considerations. Future research should focus on developing common definitions and reporting systems, understanding the factors that relate to violent offenses and drug violations among youths, improving training and responses to emergencies, and developing community-based alternatives to incarceration. Notes and 163 references.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency research
Index Term(s): Africa; Arab Republic of Egypt; Middle East; Research methods; Research programs; Research uses in policymaking
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