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NCJ Number: 153012 Find in a Library
Title: Appropriate Modalities and Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Organized Transnational Crime at the Regional and International Levels
Corporate Author: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
Vienna, Austria
Sale Source: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This document reviews existing modalities for international cooperation in the prevention of transnational organized crime.
Abstract: Some steps taken at the level of the United Nations include discussions of organized crime and international law enforcement held at various UN congresses, adoption of the Model Treaty on Extradition, passage of several resolutions regarding criminal justice action to combat organized crime, and adoption of the UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Regional initiatives have been implemented in various settings, including the Council of Europe, European Union, Organization of American States, and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Many regional initiatives have evolved from informal bilateral arrangements to essential multilateral instruments of cooperation. Basic principles of international law enforcement cooperation include the need for a clear understanding of priorities and objectives, maintenance of a minimum level of reaction to organized crime among countries, compromise between the collective interest and individual national interests, and technical assistance. 13 notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; Organized crime prevention; United Nations (UN)
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