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Title: United Nations Norms and Guidelines in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (From Resource Material Series No. 38, P 34-45, 1990, United Nations Asia and Far East Institute -- See NCJ-135723)
Author(s): G O W Mueller
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 12
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: The globalization of crime has resulted in international willingness to cooperate in crime prevention efforts. One form this cooperation has taken is the pooling of experience and information about how to deal with crime successfully and humanely by the formulation of universal standards, norms, principles, and guidelines. These standards, promulgated through the United Nations, are then available for all countries to use in legislation and practice in order to cope with the crime phenomenon.
Abstract: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights guarantee certain fundamental rights in criminal justice that are of greater significance than any of the norms and standards. The UN Committee on Crime Prevention and Control has developed a network of instruments aimed at improving the international criminal justice system. The standards were carefully drafted to balance uniformity versus cultural diversity and economic development. These instruments extend to the fields of crime prevention, law enforcement, prevention of cruelty and concern for victims, criminal procedure, corrections, capital punishment, and juvenile justice. 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Criminal justice standards; United Nations standards
Index Term(s): International Law Enforcement Cooperation; United Nations (UN)
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