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Title: Justice in Progress: Plan of Action in the Prevention of Crime and Criminal Justice in Central America 1995-1998
Corporate Author: United Nations
Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders
United Nations
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
San Jose, Costa Rica
US Agency for International Development
Washington, DC 20523-1000
Contract Number: 597-0002 (598-0642-01)
Sale Source: United Nations
Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders
P.O. Box 10338
San Jose,
United Nations
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Costa Rica
Annotation: A plan of action was developed as a result of the October 1994 International Conference on Peace and Development in Central America to improve the administration of justice, respond to new forms of national and international organized crime, and enhance citizen safety and security.
Abstract: At the conference, Central American presidents affirmed their commitment to a region of peace, freedom, democracy, and development. The resulting plan focused on identifying where countries in the region stood on organized crime, public sector corruption, and crimes against the environment; on shaping a regional position on common problems; and on devising concrete mechanisms to coordinate efforts and resources. The plan outlines general policies and strategies, along with specific immediate actions, according to five key areas: (1) citizen security; (2) crimes against the environment; (3) public sector corruption; (4) new forms of organized crime; and (5) improving the management of systems for the administration of justice. Tables and photographs
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Central America; Corruption of public officials; Crime in foreign countries; Criminal justice system management; Environmental offenses; Foreign criminal justice planning; Foreign police; International agreements; International cooperation; International drug law enforcement; Organized crime prevention; Regional information sharing systems; World criminology
Note: International Conference on Peace and Development in Central America, 1994, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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