The following are excerpts from the report: Graeme Newman
Editor

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The globalization of crime demands a comprehensive overview of the crime and justice field. This report addresses the nature of crime, the operations of national criminal justice systems, and the state of crime prevention from a cross-national perspective. It represents crime trends and operations of criminal justice systems on a comparative basis. Drawing on numerous sources from within the United Nations and beyond, it examines emerging developments in crime and justice around the world. The Report reveals a great diversity of experiences. Special emphasis was placed on comparing both the different ways countries approach crime and on the shared perspectives that exist between countries and regions. The value derived from the data presented in this Report will help establish more fair, efficient, and humane criminal justice systems for offenders and victims of crime. Its publication sets the stage for the urgent task of combating organized crime and other emerging challenges in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

PINO ARLACCHI
Executive Director
United Nations
Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention

 

 

Crime and justice are no longer simply local or national issues; they are global concerns which require careful study and concerted international action. Meeting this demand, the Global Report on Crime and Justice is a synthesis of research and data gathered by the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme. In addressing the nature of crime, the operations of national criminal justice systems, and the state of crime prevention from a cross-national perspective, it brings together in published form for the first time a wealth of information about crime and justice from the member states of the United Nations. It presents crime trends and operations of criminal justice systems on a comparative basis. Drawing on numerous sources from within the United Nations and beyond, it examines emerging developments in crime and justice around the world. The report reveals a great diversity of experiences. Special emphasis is placed on comparing both the different ways countries approach crime problems and the shared perspectives that exist between countries and regions. The Global Report provides critical analyses and useful raw data in an easily understandable format.

1999, 384pp., paper, Approximately $30.00

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