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NCJ Number: 94530 Find in a Library
Title: Probation and Prosecution, Workshop 3, Summary Report of the Rapporteur (From Resource Material Series Number 24, P 132-143, 1983 - See NCJ-94520)
Author(s): N P Defensor
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 11
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: This workshop discussion on probation and prosecution focused on the effects of cultural diversity on criminal justice systems in Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.
Abstract: Four group members worked in probation, two in prosecution, and one in police and prison work. Papers examined the problems of prison administration in Nepal, investigation and supervision of Philippine adult probationers, adult probation enforcement in Thailand, subbranch probation offices in Japan, the criminal system and public prosecutors in Iraq, and the status of probation in Sri Lanka. Finally, crimes committed by mentally disordered persons in Japan were discussed. Crime is seen as the result of interrelated factors and is not caused mainly by financial constraints. Community-based corrections appear to be not only cost-effective, but also a means of generating public awareness and support of the essential and needed rehabilitative nature of a society's corrections system.
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Cultural influences; Custody vs treatment conflict; Iraq; Japan; Nepal; Philippines; Probation or parole services; Social reintegration; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Volunteer programs
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