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NCJ Number: 136007 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention and Intervention: Legal and Ethical Problems
Editor(s): P Albrecht; O Backes
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 284
Sponsoring Agency: Walter de Gruyter & Co
1 Berlin 30, Germany United
Publication Number: ISBN 3-11-011741-X
Sale Source: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Genthiner Str 13
1 Berlin 30,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Germany (Unified)
Annotation: This volume contains papers presented at the third international symposium sponsored by the Special Research Unit 227 of the University of Bielefeld (West Germany) in October 1987. The subject of the symposium was the legal and ethical problems of crime prevention and intervention with a particular emphasis on adolescence.
Abstract: The first section discusses the legal basic elements of prevention and intervention. Prevention represents a higher level of societal planning than a purely reactive intervention in a given social problem. Prevention also promotes public involvement in the living conditions of the citizen and challenges the law to develop independent parameters to evaluate the changes this creates in the basic principles of the relationship between citizen and State. The second, empirical section discusses specific adolescent crime prevention and intervention programs operating in West Germany and internationally. The final section focuses on a broad range of perspectives on the ethical and moral questions that arise from the intrusions into the personal integrity of a citizen that are necessitated by intervention measures, the collection of psychological and personal data, and random selection in treatment research. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Juvenile crime control
Index Term(s): Foreign crime prevention; Germany; Legal moralism
Note: See NCJ 120319-120334 for individual chapter abstracts.
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