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NCJ Number: 157553 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention Strategies, in Particular as Related to Crimes in Urban Areas and Juvenile and Violent Criminality, Including the Question of Victims: Assessment and New Perspectives; Background Paper for the Workshop on the Prevention of Violent Crime
Corporate Author: United Nations
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
United Nations
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 paper focuses on the attempts by the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program to address issues related to juvenile and violent criminality, particularly as they relate to victims.
Abstract: One of the workshops held at the Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders will focus on this topic; this background paper discusses some of the issues to be raised in that forum. The prevention of violent crime requires an understanding of its characteristics, the characteristics of its victims, factors contributing to violent crime, and the consequences of violent crime. Some current, successful crime prevention efforts are described here. Future efforts will have a better chance of success if the members of the international community are firmly committed to them and if the tools and instruments necessary for a scientific approach to crime prevention are secured. Examples of international cooperation and United Nations-initiated efforts in crime prevention and control are presented. 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; International cooperation; Juveniles; United Nations (UN); Victim profiles; Violent juvenile offenders
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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