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NCJ Number: 157491 Find in a Library
Title: International Cooperation and Practical Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Rule of Law: Promoting the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program; Action Against National and Transnational Economic and Organized Crime, and the Role of Criminal Law in the Protection of the En
Corporate Author: United Nations Secretariat
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
United Nations Secretariat
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: United Nations
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch, at Vienna
P.O. Box 500
A-1400 Vienna,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report, a supplement to the Fourth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of the Criminal Justice Systems, analyzes the responses to a survey completed by States, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations regarding the extent and impact of transnational criminal activities on the environment.
Abstract: The survey results indicated that more States are attempting to examine and define the characteristics, international features, profit-making aim, and other attributes of transnational crime. Areas of particular concern to responding States included increases in computer crime, crimes resulting from the exploitation of technology, environmental crime, smuggling of illegal aliens, piracy, and hijacking. The results are discussed in terms of the establishment of an early law enforcement warning system, improvement of statistics on crime, training of statisticians, the accurate measurement of the costs of transnational crime, and the need to establish an ad hoc group to determine how the second supplement on transnational crime should be conducted. 2 tables and 15 notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Environmental laws; Environmental offenses; International crime statistics; Organized crime prevention; Statistics; United Nations (UN)
Note: Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders Conference, Cairo, Egypt, 29 April- 8 May 1995
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