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NCJ Number: 65639 Find in a Library
Title: EUROPEAN REGIONAL PREPARATORY MEETING OF EXPERTS ON PREVENTION OF CRIME AND TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS REPORT - 5TH UNITED NATIONS CONGRESS ON PREVENTION OF CRIME AND TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS, TORONTO, CN, 1975
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: United Nations
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 15
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
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE REPORTED EUROPEAN REGIONAL PREPARATORY MEETING OF EXPERTS ON THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND THE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS WAS HELD IN PREPARATION FOR THE FIFTH UNITED NATIONS (UN) CONGRESS ON THE SAME TOPIC IN 1975.
Abstract: AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSSED WERE: (1) CHANGES IN FORMS AND DIMENSIONS OF CRIMINALITY, TRANSNATIONAL AND NATIONAL; (2) CRIMINAL LEGISLATION, JUDICIAL PROCEDURES AND OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL CONTROL IN THE PREVENTION OF CRIME; (3) THE EMERGING ROLE OF THE POLICE AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CHANGING EXPECTATIONS AND MINIMUM STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE; (4) THE 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 UN; (5) ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF CRIME: NEW CHALLENGES AND RESEARCH PLANNING. THE MEETING CONCENTRATED ON DEFINING 'TRANSNATIONAL' AS OPPOSED TO 'NATIONAL' CRIME, AND DISCUSSED THE CHANGING CONCEPTS OF DEVIANCY WITHIN DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF MODERN CULTURE. INCREASES IN VIOLENT CRIMES, BANK ROBBERIES AND WHITE-COLLAR CRIME, WERE NOTED IN THE NATIONAL CATEGORY. MASS TOURISM AND MIGRANT WORKERS FROM ABROAD WERE MENTIONED AS CONTRIBUTING TO SOME EUROPEAN CRIME PROBLEMS. THERE WAS AGREEMENT THAT ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT SHOULD BE DEVELOPED BY ALL LEGAL SYSTEMS SO AS TO MAKE IMPRISONMENT THE LAST RESORT OF THE COURTS IN DEALING WITH CRIME. SPECIAL EMPHASIS WAS PLACED ON THE PREVENTIVE ASPECTS OF POLICE WORK, AND ON INVOLVING THE WHOLE SOCIETY IN DEALING WITH CRIMINAL PROBLEMS. THE MEETING AGREED ON A MORE ENLIGHTENED AND HUMANITARIAN APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM OF INSTITUTIONALIZED OFFENDERS, BASED ON INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS. CONDITIONAL SENTENCING PRACTICES WERE REPORTED FROM SEVERAL COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS 'OPEN SETTLEMENT' OF OFFENDERS IN COMMUNITIES. A LIST OF DOCUMENTS IS APPENDED. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Corrections standards; Crime prevention measures; Europe; International cooperation; International crime statistics; Law enforcement; Laws and Statutes; Multinational studies; Planning; Standards; United Nations (UN)
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