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NCJ Number: 155499 Find in a Library
Title: Summary Reports of the Rapporteurs; Session 1: Crime Prevention Activities (From UNAFEI Report for 1993 and Resource Material Series No. 45, P 213-236, 1994, See NCJ-155489)
Author(s): K S J De. Abrew; E Nakashima
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 24
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Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: This paper presents data on the characteristics of urban crimes and juvenile delinquency in 16 countries that participated in the 95th International Training Course on "Effective Countermeasures Against Crimes Related to Urbanization and Industrialization -- Urban Crime, Juvenile Delinquency and Environmental Crime"; countermeasures to prevent such crimes are also discussed.
Abstract: Brief reports are presented on Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Ethiopia, Fiji, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Venezuela. Crime and offense data focus on crimes against persons, crimes against property, economic crimes, sexual crimes, environmental crimes, drug-related offenses, illegal immigration, and juvenile delinquency. One section of this report focuses on conditions that facilitate urban crimes and juvenile delinquency. Factors identified are overcrowding caused by migration from rural areas, changes in socioeconomic structures, psychological problems, physical setting, and other special features. A discussion of countermeasures to prevent urban crime and juvenile delinquency focus on the "five pillars of the criminal justice system": police, prosecution, court, corrections, and the community. Other countermeasures discussed are criminal laws, crime prevention through education and environmental design, international cooperation, the mass media, social and economic development, and decentralization of urban resources. 15 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Asia; Bolivia; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Pacific Islands; Urban criminality; Venezuela
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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