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NCJ Number: 228139 Find in a Library
Title: Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Report on the Eighteenth Session (18 April 2008 and 16-24 April 2009)
Corporate Author: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 110
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
Vienna, Austria
Publication Number: E/CN.15/2009/20
Sale Source: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Document: HTML
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This report presents the proceedings and actions by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (“the Commission”) of the United Nations (U.N.) Economic and Social Council at its 18th session, held on April 18, 2008, and reconvened April 16-24, 2009.
Abstract: The first chapter reports on matters addressed by the Commission that call for action by the Economic and Social Council (ESC) or to be brought to its attention. These include a draft resolution on technical assistance for implementing the international conventions and protocols related to terrorism, which would be recommended by the ESC for adoption by the U.N. General Assembly. Five draft resolutions are proposed for adoption by the ESC. They pertain to the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and punishment of economic fraud and identity-related crime; support for the regional programs of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime; countering kidnapping and providing assistance to kidnapping victims; the collection, reporting, and analysis of crime data; and support for national and international efforts for child justice reform. Five resolutions to be brought to the attention of the ESC address the treatment of women in custodial and nonsocial settings; the role of private security services in providing public safety; the governance and finances of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime; the Fourth World Summit of Attorneys General, Prosecutors General, and chief Prosecutors; and followup to a conference on drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, and terrorism in the Caribbean. Other chapters of this report pertain to deliberations and actions of the Commission with reference to crime prevention and criminal justice, as well as the provisional agenda for the Commission’s 19th session and other administrative matters. Eleven appendixes present financial statements related to each of the draft resolutions developed by the Commission.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Crime Statistics; Data collections; Female inmates; Female offenders; International agreements; International cooperation; International organizations; International terrorism; Juvenile justice reform; Kidnapping; Technical assistance resources; United Nations (UN)
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