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NCJ Number: 157517 Find in a Library
Title: Action Against National and Transnational Economic and Organized Crime, and the Role of Criminal Law in the Protection of the Environment: National Experiences and International Cooperation
Corporate Author: United Nations Secretariat
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 34
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 working paper discusses issues related to Item 4 of the provisional agenda to be discussed by the Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders.
Abstract: These issues pertain to illegal activities that pose severe threats to the environment. The first section of the paper discusses major trends and developments in organized crime, transnational criminal organizations and terrorism, and actions to be taken against organized crime. The second section discusses forms of economic crimes, and possible countermeasures. The final section of this paper covers the role of criminal law in the protection of environment, and focuses on international trends, enforcement of criminal laws protecting the environment, and directions for national and international action.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Environmental laws; Environmental offenses; Organized crime prevention; United Nations (UN)
Note: Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Cairo, Egypt, 29 April- 8 May 1995
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