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NCJ Number: 119929 Find in a Library
Title: Current Trends in European Crime Prevention: Implications for Canada
Author(s): I Waller
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Department of Justice
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-662-16952-2
Sale Source: Canada Department of Justice
Justice Bldg. Kent St., at Wellington St.
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8,
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report reviews crime prevention trends in France, England and Wales, and the Netherlands and considers the implications of these trends for crime prevention in Canada.
Abstract: Significant European crime prevention trends focus on national and local crime prevention councils, central crime prevention units, and intergovernmental cooperation through the Council of Europe. The French National Crime Prevention Council has stimulated more than 500 local crime prevention councils that bring together local elected officials, municipal administrators, and representatives from a broad range of local organizations. These councils analyze local crime problems, review and realign existing programs to cope with crime, and propose new initiatives. England has a national committee to promote crime prevention, as well as a policy and research crime prevention unit. The Netherlands has an interministerial committee to encourage local crime prevention programs and coordination among police, prosecutors, and city administrators. In evaluating the implications of European crime prevention trends for Canada, the emphasis is on interagency involvement of criminal justice, police, social service, employment, housing, private, and voluntary sectors. Further information on European crime prevention initiatives is contained in appendixes. 79 references.
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal justice planning
Index Term(s): Canada; Criminal justice planning councils; England; France; Netherlands
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