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NCJ Number: 90517 Find in a Library
Title: Penal Diagnosis in Egypt (From Criminological Diagnosis - An International Perspective, P 255-274, 1983, Franco Ferracuti and Marvin E Wolfgang, ed. - See NCJ-90506)
Author(s): A M Khalifa
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
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New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This discussion of legal and treatment classification of offenders in Egypt considers sentencing factors, the handling of juvenile offenders, the treatment of offenders through individualization of services and environmental therapies, and the special handling of abnormal and habitual offenders.
Abstract: Sentencing criteria are noted to yield nonscientific legal classifications based in statutory factors that reflect the times in which the statutes are enacted, judicial discretionary criteria not specified in the law, and legally irrelevant criteria, such as political and journalistic pressures along with prejudice against minority groups. In discussing legal and treatment classifications of juveniles, attention is given to court processing by age and offense as well as disposition options. Egypt's emphasis on early intervention to prevent the development of severe delinquency is also portrayed, and the practice of providing services to juvenile delinquents while assigned to the custody of their parents is considered, along with the functions of the various juvenile institutions. The forms of individualized treatment for offenders are outlined, followed by descriptions of the various environments (security levels) and programs provided in prisons. Issues involved in the handling of abnormal and habitual offenders are examined in the concluding section. Eight notes are listed.
Index Term(s): Arab Republic of Egypt; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Habitual offenders; Inmate Programs; Juvenile processing; Mentally ill offenders; Offender classification
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