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NCJ Number: 169885 Find in a Library
Title: In Proper Proportion: Policy Intentions With Regard to Law Enforcement and Safety
Corporate Author: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 81
Sponsoring Agency: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
2500 Eh the Hague, Netherlands
Sale Source: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
Box 20301
2500 Eh the Hague,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: Policy developments in the Netherlands regarding law enforcement, safety, and criminal justice are viewed in the context of socioeconomic developments, the drug problem, crime, and victimization.
Abstract: The focus is on coherent and balanced law enforcement and safety policies, available and required penitentiary capacity, crime prevention, and sentencing. Policy goals are also articulated in terms of the need for correctional facility capacity, alternatives to short custodial sanctions, punitive sheltering for and the care of drug addicts, detention phases, quotas on prison cell capacity, custody of aliens, and ways to increase penal capacity. In addition, the implementation of law enforcement and safety policies by administrative and private law is examined. Consideration is paid to the organization and instruments of administrative and private law enforcement and fixed penalties.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Alien criminality; Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections in foreign countries; Drug offenders; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign laws; Foreign offenders; Foreign sentencing; Netherlands
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