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NCJ Number: 65807 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME PREVENTION PLANNING - PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERREGIONAL TRAINING COURSE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Australia
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 115
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Woden Act ,2602, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
J V Barry Memorial Library
P O Box 28
Woden Act ,2602,
Australia
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: A UNITED NATIONS SEMINAR ON CRIME PREVENTION PLANNING IS PRESENTED, COVERING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CRIME, PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF PLANNING CRIME CONTROL, PLANNING A CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND RESEARCH.
Abstract: INCREASES IN CRIME WORLDWIDE REQUIRE A REEXAMINATION OF POLICIES AGAINST CRIME; INADEQUACIES ARE CITED CONTRIBUTING TO CRIME, SUCH AS CUMBERSOME CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCEDURES, OVERBURDENED COURTS AND PRISONS, OUTMODED LAWS, AND PUBLIC MISTRUST OF JUDICIAL AGENTS. CRIME POLICIES SHOULD RESPOND TO CONTEMPORARY NEEDS; DEPRISONALIZATION AND DECRIMINALIZATION WHERE POSSIBLE ARE DEEMED POSITIVE GOALS. PLANNING PARTICULARS ARE DISCUSSED FOR LEGAL REFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT, JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION, CORRECTIONS, AND SUCH CRIME PREVENTION AS PUBLIC HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND SOCIAL WELFARE. QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES ARE EMPHASIZED IN CRIME PREVENTION PLANNING, INCLUDING COLLECTING DATA TO MEASURE THE NATURE, EXTENT, AND TRENDS OF CRIME; AND COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS. MOREOVER, EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DECISIONMAKERS AND RESEARCHERS, AND THE VALUE OF PLANNERS BEING SENSITIVE TO CRIME PREVENTION NEEDS. OTHER TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDE ENLISTING COMMUNITY SUPPORT IN CRIME PREVENTION PLANNING AND PROMOTING CRIME PREVENTION PLANNING IN THE CONTEXT OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OFFERED FOR A MORE BALANCED APPROACH TO ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN RELATION TO INCREASES IN CRIME, SECTORAL PLANNING, CROSS-SECTORAL PLANNING, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES, ORGANIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION, CRIMINAL POLICY RESEARCH AND EVALUATION, AND THE USE OF RESEARCH RESULTS IN POLICY FORMULATION AND PLANNING. AN APPENDIX LISTING PARTICIPANTS IS ATTACHED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Crime Control Programs; Crime prevention measures; Governmental planning; Long range planning; Policy analysis; Program planning; Public administration
Note: PRICE QUOTED IS IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, NOVEMBER 10TH-14TH, 1975
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