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NCJ Number: 70486 Find in a Library
Title: International Center of Comparative Criminology - Third Regional Seminar in Central Europe, 1976, Volume 1 - Post Penal Measures
Corporate Author: Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Editor(s): A Parizeau
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 263
Sponsoring Agency: Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3c 3j7
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: French
Country: Canada
Annotation: Seminar papers discuss general postpenal measures in Eastern Europe as a means of preventing recidivism, the effectiveness of Polish centers for social readaptation, the assessment of protective supervision for alcoholic and criminal recidivists, and volunteer programs for supervision of ex-convicts.
Abstract: The publication of these proceedings, held in Warsaw, Poland, represents an exchange agreement between the two sponsoring organizations to build better lines of communication on criminological subjects between Eastern Europe and Western nations. Participants are mainly researchers and educators from Eastern European countries, with a few representatives of Western Europe. Among the topics covered are the effects of prison sentences on convicts' recidivism rates, the relative effectiveness of voluntary versus obligatory postrelease assistance, definitions of recidivism and specific preventive measures in Polish law. Also reported are the problems of postpenal measures in East Germany and Czechoslavakia, the legal concept of recidivism in Czechoslavakia, the system of preparation for release from prison and postpenal measures in the USSR, and psychosocial problems of exconvicts. Some notes, tables, and bibliographies are included in the separate articles. For individual papers, see NCJ 70487-99 and 70501-02.
Index Term(s): Alcoholism; Eastern Europe; Employment; Laws and Statutes; Post-release programs; Prerelease programs; Program evaluation; Recidivism; Recidivists; Social reintegration; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
Note: Held in Warsaw, September 5, 1976.
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