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NCJ Number: 68204 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINOLOGY - FIRST NATIONAL SEMINAR, 1975, PANAMA
Author(s): ANONYMOUS
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 163
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: Spanish
Country: Panama
Annotation: ASPECTS AND PROBLEMS OF CONTEMPORARY CRIMINOLOGY WITH SPECIAL RELEVANCE TO PANAMA AND LATIN AMERICA, BUT ALSO PLACED IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT, WERE DISCUSSED AT A CRIMINOLOGY SEMINAR HELD IN PANAMA IN 1975.
Abstract: SPONSORED BY THE CRIMINOLOGY INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PANAMA AND THE PANAMANIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, THE FIRST NATIONAL SEMINAR ON CRIMINOLOGY DEALT WITH A WIDE-RANGING AGENDA OF PROBLEMS AND STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS OF CRIMINOLOGY AND PENOLOGY. THE STATED OBJECTIVE WAS TO PURSUE AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON CRIME PATTERNS IN PANAMA. THE CRIMINAL PERSONALITY AS A SOCIAL PHENOMENON MUST BE UNDERSTOOD TO HELP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW CRIMINAL POLICY. PAPERS DEAL WITH SUCH TOPICS AS CONTEMPORARY CRIMINOLOGICAL PROBLEMS (JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, CRIMINALITY AND AUTOMOBILES, MACROCRIMINALITY, DRUG ADDICTS, VIOLENCE, VICTIMOLOGY); THE DRUG PROBLEM IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN PANAMA; AND MALE JUVENILES WHO HAVE APPEARED REPEATEDLY IN JUVENILE COURTS. OTHER SUBJECTS COVERED ARE FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN THE TOTAL CRIME INCIDENCE IN PANAMA, CROWDING AND CRIME IN PANAMA CITY, PENALTIES INVOLVING LOSS OF PERSONAL FREEDOM AND PREVENTIVE DETENTION IN THE PANAMANIAN LEGISLATION, AND PRACTICAL PLANNING FOR REFORMING THE PANAMANIAN CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM. OTHER PAPERS IN SUMMARY FORM, INCLUDED AN ANALYSIS OF PANAMA'S DRUG LAWS, AND LEGISLATION VERSUS REALITY IN THE PANAMANIAN CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM. A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL SPEAKERS AND TOPICS DISCUSSED IS INCLUDED. FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS, SEE NCJ 68204-68210. --IN SPANISH.
Index Term(s): Criminology; Drug law offenses; Female offenders; Latin America; Male juvenile delinquents; Panama; Urban area studies; Workshops and seminars
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