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NCJ Number: 148123 Find in a Library
Editor(s): P Robert
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 294
Sponsoring Agency: Max-Planck-Institute Fur Auslandisches und Internationales Strafrecht
Freiburg Im Breisgau D-79100,
Publication Number: ISBN 3-86113-003-3
Sale Source: Max-Planck-Institute Fur Auslandisches und Internationales Strafrecht
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Freiburg Im Breisgau D-79100,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Germany (Unified)
Annotation: Papers written by the members of a scientific committee on urban safety and the prevention of crime are presented in this volume; it also includes a summary of the debates at a conference, sponsored by the mayors of major cities around the world, and held in Paris, France, in May 1991.
Abstract: The introductory chapter discusses the scope of research conducted into various aspects of crime prevention. The author concludes that the disappointing results of current approaches toward preventing recidivism and crime must lead to alternative solutions, such as community service. Another approach may be to substitute mediation for judicial intervention. The following chapters describe the state of knowledge of crime prevention in various countries including Brazil, Germany, Latin America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Spain, Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom, Africa, France, Poland, Sweden, the U.S., and the Netherlands. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Community service programs; Criminology; Foreign crime prevention; Research uses in policymaking
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