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NCJ Number: 91315 Find in a Library
Title: Argentina (From International Handbook of Contemporary Developments in Criminology, Volume 1, P 151-171, 1983, Elmer H Johnson, ed. See NCJ-91307)
Author(s): P R David
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
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P.O. Box 5007
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United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although the research and teaching of criminology is at an incipient stage in Argentina, the nation's scientific and educational institutions are now experiencing a positive effort which should be increased, given that the study of criminology should be a prerequisite in training all professionals in the law and other roles.
Abstract: The traditional focus in Argentina on the study of the established laws has hindered both criminology and other sciences of human behavior. However, Jose Ingenieros, an Argentinian, was especially instrumental in the early 1900's in awakening Latin American interest in criminology. More recently, Argentina further contributed to Latin American criminology by being the site of the First Pan American Congress of Criminology in November 1979. The University of Buenos Aires has offered degrees in criminology and criminal law since the late 1960's. Other centers for criminological studies operate in various areas of Argentina, operating under government or private auspices. The Institute of Research and Teaching in Criminology is a technical organization which operates under the Ministry of Government of the Province of Buenos Aires. Other institutions are the National University at La Plata, the Institute of Criminology and Legal Medicine of Mendoza, the National University of Litoral, and the recently created Institute of Penal and Criminological Sciences. The organizations most actively concerned with criminology are the Argentinian Criminological Society, the Society of Criminal Science and Legal Medicine, the Criminological Society of Rosario, and societies located in Buenos Aires and Mendoza. Currently, increasing attention is focusing on the complex interrelationships between crime prevention and treatment and the broader issues of socioeconomic development. Notes and 32 references are provided.
Index Term(s): Argentina; Criminal justice education; Criminal justice research; Criminology
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