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Title: Drug Addicts and Delinquent Juveniles (From UNAFEI (United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders) Report for 1978 and Resource Materials, P 259-267, 1979 - See NCJ-70911)
Author(s): M A Salam
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 9
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: Ways of dealing with drug addiction and juvenile delinquency in Singapore, Iran, Bangladesh, Fiji, and Japan are discussed.
Abstract: Singapore's representative reported that his country has been plagued with a serious problem of heroin abuse. Abusers have been arrested and detained in drug rehabiltation centers, and persons convicted of trafficking in more than 15 grams of pure heroin face a mandatory death sentence. A person may be detained for up to 1 year without trial if the Minister of Interior is satisfied that the person has been involved in criminal activities and is a threat to public safety. Workshop recommendations for Singapore's approach to the drug problem are listed. A brief history of the drug problems in Iran is presented, and Iran's representative suggested certain countermeasures for dealing with the drug problem, including the establishment of a drug treatment center and the use of ex-addicts to help in treatment programs. Also discussed are the correctional process and final disposition with reference to juvenile delinquency in Bangladesh. The causes, rate, and nature of juvenile delinquency in that country are considered, and the workshop group provides recommendations for combatting delinquency. Juvenile delinquency in Fiji is also examined, and some issues related to the treatment of juveniles in Japan's juvenile training schools are considered. The presentations conclude with a consideration of the validity of the labelling theory. No references are given.
Index Term(s): Bangladesh; Crime specific countermeasures; Drug law enforcement; Drug laws; Drug offenders; Drug treatment programs; Iran; Japan; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Labeling theory; Pacific Islands; Singapore
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