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Title: UNAFEI (United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders) - Resources Material Series, Number 17
Corporate Author: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Editor(s): Y Suzuki
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 212
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Tokyo, Japan
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: Reprinted in this volume are the principal papers from an international seminar on the treatment of dangerous or habitual offenders and from an international training course on community-based corrections.
Abstract: Papers from the first of these seminars concern policy issues regarding dangerous and habitual offenders in the United States and in Australia. American penal policy is discussed in terms of change from the medical model to the justice model of corrections, and the Australian viewpoint emphasizes the necessity of broadly conceived social policies rather than measures directed solely against individual offenders. Participants' papers on this topic reflect the policies of India, Malaysia, and Singapore on the treatment of habitual offenders. Papers on the community-based corrections training course begin with a description of two experimental community-based projects in London -- one for adult offenders and one for juvenile offenders involving behavior modification treatment. A paper on the structure and function of probation in the United States details probation procedures, conditions, supervision, surveillance, and revocation and discusses pros and cons of professionalization of probation work. The topic of corrections in Asia is treated from a comparative viewpoint with the West. Differences of culture, community attitudes, and correctional philosophy are cited to explain the less turbulent situations regarding crime and corrections in Asian countries, which may therefore be in a position to forge new leadership in the correctional field. A paper on the correctional services in Hong Kong describes prisons, drug addiction treatment centers, and detention centers and presents some evaluation conclusions on the work at these institutions. Participant papers also review correctional conditions in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Thailand. Conclusions are summarized for both conferences. Group workshop discussions are summarized for the corrections training course. Tabular data, footnotes, and bibliographies are provided with individual papers.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Asia; Australia; Bangladesh; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Habitual offenders; Hong Kong; India; Philippines; Probation; Thailand; United States of America; Workshops and seminars
Note: Papers produced during the 51st International Seminar and the 52nd International Training Course.
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