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NCJ Number: 156157 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Criminal Justice in Europe and North America, 1986- 1990
Corporate Author: United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Editor(s): K Kangaspunta
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 150
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Monsey, NY 10952
United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Helsinki 00531, Finland
Publication Number: ISBN 951-53-0094-0
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
P.O. Box 249
Monsey, NY 10952
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: This report is based on responses from most European and North American countries to the Fourth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and the Operation of Criminal Justice Systems (1986-1990).
Abstract: The introductory section discusses the survey; presents definitions and classifications; discusses the impact of errors and nonresponse from some countries; and provides an overview of the European and North American criminal justice systems. The second section presents results of the cross-national analyses in terms of crime and reporting, recording, handling of pretrial suspects, adjudication, enforcement of sanctions, and criminal justice system resources. The final section explores the dynamics of criminal justice by sketching out some simple changes and relationships between crime and justice variables. These relationships describe how the systems of official recognition of crime, and the official processing of offenders operates, rather than how crime itself changes. This analysis attempts to calculate not only changes in the amount of reported crime, but also the strength of the filtering process in different countries. 41 tables, 8 figures, and 20 notes
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections; Country-by-country analyses; Courts; Crime prevention planning; Criminology; Europe; Foreign police; International crime statistics; Juveniles; North America; US/foreign comparisons
Note: Publication Series No. 25. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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