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NCJ Number: 70018 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Trends and Crime Prevention Strategies in Western Europe
Journal: International Review of Criminal Policy  Issue:35  Dated:(1979)  Pages:67-70
Author(s): J Susini
Corporate Author: United Nations
Dept of International Economic and Social Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 4
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
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Along with the efforts to control increase in the traditional forms of crime, research on the even more dangerous international business crime in Western Europe is needed.
Abstract: Present day criminality in Western Europe can be broken down into two main classes. First, the increasingly technical, clever, subtle and modern forms, which are organized and perhaps foreshadow large scale 'European' criminality (e.g., white collar crime, politically motivated crime). The second significant crime form is traditional crime usually caused by poverty. The increase of the latter is associated with cultural and social disorganizaton and with anomy, especially among among migrants. Recent criminal policy tends to increase penalties for such crimes as kidnapping, highjacking, drug offenses, and on the other hand, decriminalize such offenses as vagrancy, adultery, pornography. However, more attention should be given to transfrontier, transnational and international forms of criminality. The United Nations should stimulate research on these crimes and ways to fight them, since traditional approaches are not sufficient. Footnotes are included.
Index Term(s): Computer related crime; Crime prevention measures; International crime statistics; International terrorism; Organized crime; Socioeconomic causes of delinquency; Western Europe; White collar crime
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