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NCJ Number: 135692 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Economic and Societal Development on Crime Causation and Control (From Report for 1989 and Resource Material Series No. 37, P 65-86, 1990 -- See NCJ-135691)
Author(s): H J Schneider
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 22
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Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: The relationship between economic development and crime is examined and used to develop recommendations for crime prevention and control based on analyses of central Australia and the aborigines, People's Republic of China, Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic Switzerland, and Japan.
Abstract: The comparisons and contrasts among the histories, cultures, and crime patterns and trends in these countries are used to support the conclusion that most developing countries incorrectly believe that improvements in general socioeconomic conditions will almost automatically eliminate crime. As a result, most developing countries neglect crime prevention policies. However, such policies are needed. To prevent crime developing countries should avoid overurbanization in a single major city or two or three such centers by promoting small and cottage industries in rural areas, by constructing new and smaller cities, and by distributing business and government programs in rural areas. They should also avoid making their citizens dependent on a governmental welfare bureaucracy and should prevent the formation of youth subcultures by supporting educational programs with vocational training. Youth should receive training in mechanical and agricultural skills and in peaceful dispute settlement. Notes and 106 references
Main Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Socioeconomic development
Index Term(s): Australia; China; Crime causes theory; German Democratic Republic; Germany; Japan; Switzerland
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