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NCJ Number: 135695 Find in a Library
Title: Implementation of the United Nations Norms and Guidelines in Criminal Justice (From Report for 1989 and Resource Material Series No. 37, P 114-124, 1990 -- See NCJ-135691)
Author(s): A A Shiddo
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 11
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: The United Nations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control has initiated efforts to develop and promote the implementation of international standards on crime prevention and corrections, recognizing the need for principles appropriate for countries whose social, economic, and criminological problems and legal system vary widely.
Abstract: The concept of implementation can be interpreted as meaning establishing the context in which specific standards or values can be accepted. Obstacles to implementation of various United Nations standards include the lack of coordinated action, shortages of funds at both national and international levels, inadequate human and professional resources, and public apathy and lack of political will. The lack of political will to implement standards that do not match a country's traditions or political aspirations is probably the most important of these factors. Measures to implement policies should include incorporating the United Nations standards in national legislation, using education and the mass media, increasing community involvement, and exploring ways to overcome resistance. In addition, international cooperation is needed in developing international legal instruments on crime prevention, developing the role of the United Nations, and promoting scientific and technical cooperation. Lists of United Nations conventions and research issues
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention; United Nations standards
Index Term(s): Crime control policies; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign criminal justice planning; Foreign criminal justice systems
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