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NCJ Number: 119063 Find in a Library
Title: Labour (From Analysing Informal Mechanisms of Crime Control: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, P 145-177, 1988, Mark Findlay and Ugljesa Zvekic, eds. -- See NCJ-119060)
Author(s): J Pecar; S Scheerer
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 33
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,
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Italy
Annotation: This paper summarizes the writings of two authors regarding the role of work place mechanisms in controlling crime in this context in Yugoslavia and the Federal Republic of Germany.
Abstract: The primary mechanism for controlling work-place behavior in Yugoslavia is workers' self-management. This involves a noncoercive system of behavioral control and modification. The primary purpose of workers' self-management control is to foresee consequences before they arise and identify circumstances that must be changed, improved, abolished, coordinated, and regulated. Should self-management control mechanisms be inadequate for dealing with a behavioral problem, the assistance of other control mechanisms within or outside the work organization may be sought. In contrast to the workers' self-management control in Yugoslavia, "betriebsjustiz" (factory justice) is administered by employers. Factory justice varies in its form according to a company's size, manifesting a continuum from relatively undeveloped to relatively developed forms of organization. Factory justice has a wide range of possible methods of control, which are used with varying frequencies. Patrolling the building is the commonest, followed by gate control, control of cars and lorries, and checking of store cupboards. Preventive measures cover technical measures, appeals, deterrence, reduction of stimuli for crime and deviation from work rules, and measures related to the structure of the company.
Main Term(s): Employer-employee relations
Index Term(s): Germany; Informal social control; Yugoslavia
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