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NCJ Number: 168351 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Systems Facing the Challenge of Organized Crime: Section II, the Special Part
Journal: International Review of Penal Law  Dated:(3rd and 4th Trimesters 1996)  Pages:581-598
Author(s): C L Blakesley
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 18
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: This article presents ideas and suggestions for use in national reporters in responding to questions on organized crime from the 15th International Congress of Penal Law in Budapest, Hungary and to prepare for the event's second part to be held in November 1997.
Abstract: The Budapest Congress aimed to study the impacts of organized crime on criminal law and policy in terms of the legislative approaches and the definition of specific offenses related to organized crime. Reporters for each country are urged to consider the country's organized crime with respect to its nature, causes, characteristics, elements required for conviction, manifestations, and impacts. They should also discuss the policies and programs the country has developed to address organized crime and analyze their impacts and effectiveness. The report should consider both the general offenses that specifically relate to organized crime, the common offenses that are often committed by organized crime, and how the definitions of traditional criminal offenses have been modified to apply to organized crime.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Foreign laws; International cooperation; Offense classification; Organized crime
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