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NCJ Number: 70015 Find in a Library
Title: Prevention of Criminality in Poland and Other Socialist States of Eastern Europe
Journal: International Review of Criminal Policy  Issue:35  Dated:(1979)  Pages:44-48
Author(s): W Michalski
Corporate Author: United Nations
Dept of International Economic and Social Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
New York, NY 10017
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
Room DC2-853, 2 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Gradual decrease in crime in Poland and other socialist countries is a result of preventive policies based on elimination of criminogenic factors and community participation in crime prevention through social courts.
Abstract: Criminal policy of all the socialist governments in Eastern Europe is based on crime prevention. In Poland, preventive policy is set forth in the law and pursued by the criminal justice system and the community. Legislative effort has produced three codification acts: the criminal code based on decriminalization and depenalization, the code of criminal procedure emphasizing disclosure of mitigating circumstances, and the code for execution of sentences prescribing humane treatment of convicted offenders. Preventive activities by the criminal justice system involve gathering information pertaining to causes and distributing it to the agencies concerned. Preventive activity in the community takes the form of social courts that decide minor violations and engage in mediation. References are included.
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Crime prevention measures; Criminal codes; Eastern Europe; Poland
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