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NCJ Number: 99449 Find in a Library
Title: Sociopolitical and Legal Principles of Crime Prevention in the USSR
Journal: Crime and Social Justice  Issue:23  Dated:(1985)  Pages:29-50
Author(s): B V Korobeinikov
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 22
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A professor from Moscow's All Union Institute of the Study of Causes and Elaboration of Measures for Crime Prevention reviews the constitutional basis of criminal and civil law and procedures, its supportive institutions, and the approach to crime prevention adopted by the Soviet Union.
Abstract: Crime prevention measures are categorized into two types: social measures of general prevention, such as educational system improvements, and measures to eliminate certain types of crime. All measures conform with the basic principles of legality, democraticism, humanity, validity, and workability. Noted are methods of preventive work performed by the following law enforcement agencies: internal affairs, the prosecution, the courts, and the Procuracy. Preventive activities of investigators include discussions with associates of those who have committed crimes about preventive measures and media cooperation to educate the public. Specific crime prevention activities undertaken by the courts are described, with attention to indepth analysis of the causes and conditions conducive to crime. Laws regulating the crime prevention activity of the Procurator's Office are surveyed, as is that agency's role in monitoring and coordinating crime prevention efforts of other law enforcement agencies. The article includes 10 references and excerpts from the Soviet Union's constitution.
Index Term(s): Cause removal crime prevention; Crime prevention education; Criminal justice system analysis; Police crime-prevention; Socialism; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
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