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NCJ Number: 134490 Find in a Library
Title: Dutch Public and the Crime Problem
Author(s): J Junger-Tas; G J Terlouw
Corporate Author: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
Netherlands
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
2500 Eh the Hague, Netherlands
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This report presents results from a 1990 survey of 1,025 Dutch citizens 18 years old or older regarding their attitudes toward a variety of crime-related problems.
Abstract: Respondents were asked to assess the seriousness of the crime problem in general and fraud offenses in particular. They were also queried about government efforts to combat crime and what they perceived to be the causes of crime. Respondents were also asked about crime prevention initiatives and sentencing options. A significant number of respondents considered the crime problem to be serious. Lack of parental attention to and control of children was considered a major factor in juvenile delinquency according to a majority of the respondents. Respondents supported restitution, community service, and treatment programs as the proper response to juvenile delinquency. Measures that promote more effective parenting were the favored prevention strategies. A majority of respondents believed that the government allocates too little money to the crime problem. Alternatives to imprisonment were supported by 69 percent of the respondents. Favored alternative sanctions included victim restitution through service and financial remuneration, training programs, and employment services. 8 tables and 8 references
Main Term(s): Public Opinion of Crime
Index Term(s): Foreign policies; Public Opinion of Corrections; Public Opinion of the Courts
Note: From "Dutch Penal Law and Policy 05."
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