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Special Issues on Institutional Treatment of Offenders and Disposition of Criminal Cases (From UNAFEI (United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders) Report for 1978 and Resource Material, P 112-118, 1979 - See NCJ-70911)

NCJ Number
M H A Chaudhry
Date Published
7 pages
Workshop reports deal with the treatment of offenders and the disposition of criminal cases in Pakistan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan, with particular reference to inmate work programs, dispositions of corporate and drug crimes, and sentencing reform.
The work programs of Pakistan's prisons are described, and the workshop group offers recommendations for relieving overcrowding in the prisons primarily due to the detention of those awaiting trial and for improving prison buildings. Preventive measures for prison hostage taking are discussed, drawing primarily upon experiences in Hong Kong's prisons. Suggested preventive measures include relieving prison overcrowding, training prison staff, and improving security measures. Furthermore, negotiators should be appointed to handle communications with potential hostage-takers, and relatives of hostage-takers should be employed to persuade them to release the hostages. The treatment of young offenders in Thailand is also discussed, with emphasis on the need for special institutions and treatment programs for young offenders. The treatment programs for juveniles deal with re-education, vocational training, moral and cultural development, self-discipline, physical fitness and sports programs, and recreation. Suggestions are offerned for dealing with the shortage of security staff, medical staff, and funds in such programs. The characteristics of corporate crimes in Japan are reviewed, and methods are suggested for the proper disposition of criminal cases involving such crimes. Various problems in the disposition of criminal cases involving drug addicts are also considered for Japan, and issues associated with the prevention of sentencing disparity in Japan are also addressed. No references are cited.


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