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Title: UNAFEI Newsletter, No. 102, July 2000: The 115th International Training Course: Current Issues in Correctional Treatment and Effective Countermeasures
Journal: UNAFEI Newsletter  Issue:102  Dated:July 2000  Pages:1-37
Corporate Author: Asia and Far East Instit for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders
Project Director: Mikinao Kitada
Date Published: July 2000
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Asia and Far East Instit for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders
Fuchu, Japan
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: This report summarizes a training course held in Japan from May 15 to July 7, 2000, and sponsored by a United Nations affiliate, the Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders; the course focused on current issues in correctional treatment and effective countermeasures.
Abstract: The prison officials, judges, and other officials who attended included 10 individuals from Japan, 8 from Asia, 1 from Oceania, 3 from Latin and South America, and 1 from Africa. The training course included 10 lectures by visiting experts, 5 ad hoc lectures, 6 lectures by staff of UNAFEI, individual presentations by participants, group workshop sessions, and visits to agencies and institutions in Japan. The participants examined ways to strengthen and improve correctional treatment systems and prison conditions. They conducted a comparative analysis of the current situation and problems in correctional practices, including the issues of overcrowding and the care and rehabilitation of elderly, drug addicted, and female inmates. Other topics included prisoners’ rights, juvenile inmates, corrections standards, legislation regarding prison conditions, computer-related crime, and foreign inmates. Agenda; information about other programs of the same agency; and list of participants, staff, and faculty
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Correctional Personnel Training; Correctional reform; Corrections management; Corrections policies; Foreign correctional systems; UNAFEI (Asia and Far East)
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