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NCJ Number: 156080 Find in a Library
Title: United Nations Standards and Norms in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Corporate Author: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
Vienna, Austria
Publication Number: E/CN.15/1995/7
Sale Source: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This report provides an overview of recent efforts to promote the use and application of existing United Nations standards and norms related to crime prevention and criminal justice, pursuant to the Economic and Social Council resolution of July 1994.
Abstract: The report focuses on methods of facilitating the use and dissemination of these standards while improving cooperation and coordination of activities with other organizations active in this area. The standards, norms, guidelines, and model treaties in crime prevention and criminal justice represent internationally agreed-upon principles of desirable practice, which governments can use to assess their own systems, develop legislation, and engage in bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address national and transnational crime. The principles cover topics such as the handling of prisoners, police conduct, police use of force and firearms, victims' rights, the independence of the judiciary, and the administration of juvenile justice. Notes
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice standards; Criminal justice system management; Foreign criminal justice systems; United Nations (UN)
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