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NCJ Number: 211407 Find in a Library
Title: United Nations Standards and Norms in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Corporate Author: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Date Published: April 19, 2005
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
Vienna, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: E/CN.158/2005/14
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This interim report of the United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General provides the U.N. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice with a summary of activities related to U.N. standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice, including advisory services and technical cooperation delivered since the last report.
Abstract: The report indicates that draft information-gathering questionnaires on standards and norms related to persons in custody, noncustodial sanctions, and juvenile and restorative justice were sent to member states for comments on February 8, 2005. Information on the development of new standards and norms pertains to issues related to child victims and witnesses; HIV/AIDS prevention; and the care and treatment of the most vulnerable populations, including prisoners. A status report on capital punishment and the implementation of the safeguards that guarantee protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty indicates a trend toward abolition and restriction of the use of capital punishment in most countries; however, much remains to be done to protect the rights of persons given the death penalty in those countries that retain it. A report on interagency coordination and participation in U.N. system-wide initiatives addresses the work of the U.N. Panel on Technical Advice and Assistance in Juvenile Justice, a study on violence against children, and a study on violence against women. A report on technical assistance in criminal justice reform focuses on the treatment of offenders and penal reform, the judiciary and law enforcement, juvenile justice, and the protection of victims.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Abolishment of capital punishment; Capital punishment; Community crime prevention programs; Correctional reform; Crime prevention planning; Criminal justice system reform; Death row inmates; Female victims; Foreign crime prevention; International agreements; International cooperation; International organizations; Juvenile justice planning; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile victims; Prisoner's rights; United Nations standards; Victim services; Victims of violent crime
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