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NCJ Number: 157564 Find in a Library
Title: Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders: 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; Working Paper Prepared by
Corporate Author: United Nations Secretariat
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 27
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 document presents an overview of the problem of urban crime and juvenile and violent criminality, as well as the prevention of victimization.
Abstract: The paper outlines developments in research and policy since 1990 in the areas of urban crime prevention, prevention and control of violent crime, juvenile delinquency and youth crime, victims of crime, and international cooperation in crime prevention. Strategies to reduce urban crime and directions for future action are described, as well as factors and strategies related to the prevention and control of violence. The section discussing juvenile delinquency and youth crime focuses on risk factors among children and adolescents, mitigating predisposing risk factors, and the rehabilitation of delinquents. The document discusses the relationship between victims and the criminal justice system, the state of victim services, restitution and compensation, victims' rights, and directions for future action. International cooperation in crime prevention must be promoted through national criminal justice and other agencies, the mass media, and nongovernmental organizations and academic institutions.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; International cooperation; Juveniles; United Nations (UN); Urban criminality; Victim profiles; Violent juvenile offenders
Note: Conference held in Cairo, Egypt, 29 April-8 May 1995.
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