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NCJ Number: 64958 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS, IN CUSTODY OR IN THE COMMUNITY, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARD MINIMUM RULES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS ADOPTED BY THE UNITED NATIONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: United Nations
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 79
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
United Nations
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: TRENDS IN CORRECTIONAL METHODS OF SOCIAL CONTROL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND A REVIEW OF THE STANDARD MINIMUM RULES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS IN THE FACE OF RAPID SOCIAL CHANGE ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: BASED UPON THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE FIFTH UNITED NATIONS CONGRESS THIS WORKING PAPER NOTES THAT WORLD POLICE FOR CORRECTIONS IS EMERGING WITH THE VIEW THAT PRISON AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR PREVENTION OF CRIME HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL. WHILE IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT ANY NATION WILL DISCARD THE USE OF PRISONS, PARTICULARLY FOR PERSISTENT AND DANGEROUS OFFENDERS, EACH COUNTRY SHOULD DEVELOP AND USE ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. LAWS SHOULD BE ENACTED TO EXPAND DIVERSION FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS AND PERMIT THE USE OF SUCH SANCTIONS AS VICTIM COMPENSATION AND FINES. IN THE COMMUNITY, PROBATION AND PAROLE RESOURCES SHOULD PROVIDE OFFENDERS WITH THE SOCIAL SERVICES NEEDED, WHETHER AS PART OF THE GENERAL SOCIAL WELFARE SYSTEM OR AS A FUNCTION OF CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION. TWENTY YEARS HAVE ELAPSED SINCE THE STANDARD MINIMUM RULES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS WERE ADOPTED BY THE UNITED NATIONS. IN THE MIDST OF RAPID SOCIAL CHANGE, THE MACHINERY MUST BE PROVIDED TO ENSURE THEIR CONTINUING RELEVANCE IN NEW CIRCUMSTANCES. NEW INSTITUTIONAL MODELS FOR CORRECTIONS ARE LIKELY TO EMERGE, ALONG WITH MORE SPECIALIZED MEANS OF INCAPACITATING DANGEROUS OFFENDERS. THE RULES FOR TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS MUST DEVELOP TO APPLY TO THE NEW MODELS FOR CORRECTIONS. THE FIFTH UNITED NATIONS CONGRESS WILL FORMULATE ACTION PROPOSALS FOR CONSIDERATION BY APPROPRIATE UNITED NATIONS BODIES. FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. THE APPENDIXES DISCUSS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARD MINIMUM RULES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS, PRISON POPULATION IN CERTAIN MEMBER STATES, AND DRAFT PROCEDURES FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARD MINIMUM RULES. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Correctional planning; Policy; Prisoner's rights; Regulations; United Nations (UN)
Note: WORKING PAPER PREPARED BY THE SECRETARIAT FOR THE 5TH UNITED NATIONS CONGRESS ON THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND THE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS, TORONOTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, SEPTEMBER 1-12, 1975
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