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NCJ Number: 91257 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention and Development Within the United Nations Context (From UNAFEI Report for 1981 and Resource Material Series Number 21, P 37-48, 1982 - See NCJ-91255)
Author(s): E Vetere
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 12
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: This paper outlines the United Nations' strategy of national and international development as well as crime prevention efforts, with attention to the need to integrate these activities.
Abstract: The United Nations' strategies for national and international development have emphasized an overall upgrading of the quality of life for people throughout the world. While economic development is recognized as important in eliminating the ravages of economic deprivation, quality of life is also perceived as related to social, cultural, and political forms. Crime prevention strategies have also focused on economic, social, cultural, and political development, particularly as they influence such primary social control institutions as the family, religion, schools, and the general socioeconomic environment. United Nations crime prevention strategies have emphasized the importance of collaboration between crime prevention experts and development planners in other areas, such that insofar as possible criminogenic factors are not intensified and multiplied by development that has given little consideration to quality-of-life factors other than rapid economic development.
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Cultural influences; Economic analysis of crime; Governmental planning; United Nations (UN)
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