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NCJ Number: 135679 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Adolescence and Crime Prevention in the ESCAP Region (From Resource Material Series No. 36, P 301-319, 1989 -- See NCJ-135660)
Corporate Author: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 19
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: The United Nations convened a meeting in August 1989 that provided a forum for social development and criminal justice experts to discuss issues relevant to adolescence and crime prevention in the ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) region.
Abstract: The meeting addressed the following broad issues: juvenile offense patterns, effects of the social environment on juvenile offenses, and juvenile justice administration. The 21 experts attending represented Bangladesh, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The opening speaker emphasized that preventing juvenile crime and delinquency and strengthening the juvenile justice system are important policy objectives of governments throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Other speakers discussed the increase in juvenile delinquency and youth crime, the relation between juvenile crime and socioeconomic deprivation, juvenile offender treatment, juvenile crime in urban areas, juvenile drug abuse, and violent crime involving young people. Speakers addressing the subject of juvenile justice administration looked at family court systems, juvenile laws and codes, juvenile probation, and juvenile offender processing. Recommendations are offered that focus on socioeconomic issues, the family and the community, guidance and counseling, legal protection and legal services, alternatives to juvenile detention, community-based programs, preventive social measures (related to the family, the community, and education), juvenile justice administration, and regional cooperation.
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Asia; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Foreign crime prevention; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Juvenile courts; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile probation
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