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NCJ Number: 119064 Find in a Library
Title: Public Security Organization (From Analysing Informal Mechanisms of Crime Control: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, P 178-186, 1988, Mark Findlay and Ugljesa Zvekic, eds. -- See NCJ-119060)
Author(s): Y Fang
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 9
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 summary of a paper on citizens' involvement in crime prevention and control in China focuses on the public security organization (PSO), which is based in the work place, and the public security committee (PSC), which is based in residential areas.
Abstract: PSO's are administered by business enterprises, and PSC's are administered by local government. The PSO and the PSC support one another. The PSO in businesses encourages staff and workers to participate in the residential divisions of the PSC. Some aspects of PSC activities are to coordinate, in cooperation with public security organs, investigation activities; to coordinate with criminal justice agencies the execution of punishment, such as surveillance and supervision; to settle minor disputes; to popularize socialist legal concepts; and to perform night patrol in factory districts and residential areas.
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): China; Citizen associations; Informal social control
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