Criminology and Criminal Justice News_Recent Documents_Upcoming World Criminology Congress 2016

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(1)     CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN GERMANY – FACTS AND FIGURES 6TH. EDITION 2015. BROCHURE, 85 PAGES ,AUTHOR = JOERG MARTIN JEHLE, ED. = BUNDESAMT FUER JUSTIZ, BONN, GERMANY
To download the PDF-Version, please turn to:
[2]http://www.bmjv.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/Statistiken/Download/Criminal_Justice_Germany_Facts_Figures.html
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(2)           AUTUMN / FALL CONFERENCE 2015 OF THE BUNDESKRIMINALAMT
(FEDERAL OFFICE OF CRIMINAL POLICE, GERMANY; NOVEMBER 2015, MAINZ)

“INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: HOW CAN PREVENTION AND REPRESSION KEEP
PACE?”
Some of the Documents / Presentations are also being available in English.
Please turn to:
[3]http://www.bka.de/nn_256926/DE/Publikationen/Herbsttagungen/2015/Redebeitraege/herbsttagung2015Redebeitraege__node.html?__nnn=true
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(3)         RACE AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, ENGLAND AND WALES
This report, published on 26 November, 2015 compiles statistics from data sources across the Criminal Justice System (CJS),  to provide a combined perspective on the typical experiences of different ethnic groups in England and Wales, 2014.
For further details, please turn to:
[4]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/race-and-the-criminal-justice-system-2014
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(4)         FEDERAL SENTENCING DISPARITY, USA, 2005-2014_BJS 2015

This Report examines PATTERNS OF FEDERAL SENTENCING DISPARITY AMONG WHITE AND BLACK OFFENDERS, by sentence received, and looks at judicial variation in sentencing since _Booker v. United States_, regardless of race. It summarizes U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, discusses how approaches
of other researchers to the study of sentencing practices differ from this approach, defines disparity as used in this study, and explains the methodology. This working paper was prepared by Abt Associates for BJS in response to a request by the Department of Justice’ s Racial Disparities Working Group to design a study of federal sentencing disparity. Data are from BJS’s Federal Justice Statistics Program, which
annually collects federal criminal justice processing data from various federal agencies. The analysis uses data mainly from the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Summary [5] (PDF 20K)
PDF [6] (1.5M) Full Document
Word [7] (Other 907K)
BJS Working Paper Series [8] (Other) The new _BJS Criminal Justice Working Paper_ series provides preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. These papers are works in progress designed to encourage discussion, promote the sharing of relevant findings and knowledge in a timely manner, contribute to scholarly debate, solicit constructive feedback on the research, and inform
continuing work in the topic area. The views expressed in a working paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of BJS or the U.S. Department of Justice. The authors accept responsibility for errors

(5)         CODE OF PRACTICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Ministry of Justice has recently published the results of its “Consultation Outcome: Revising the Victims´ Code”. The most current version of this Victims´ Code, and some additional
papers can be accessed and downloaded at the following URL:
[9]https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/revising-the-victims-code
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(6)           WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION VIOLENCE AND INJURY PREVENTION GLOBAL STATUS REPORT ON VIOLENCE PREVENTION 2014.
WHO Geneva 2015
The Global status report on violence prevention 2014, which reflects data from 133 countries, is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence,  namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse.
Jointly published by WHO, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the report reviews the current status of violence prevention efforts in countries,  and calls for a scaling up of violence prevention programmes; stronger legislation and enforcement of laws relevant for violence prevention; and enhanced services for victims of violence-
English Version at:
[10]http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/status_report/2014/en/
[10] THIS REPORT IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN OTHER LANGUES: ARABIC, CHINESE, FRENCH, RUSSIAN AND SPANISH

(7) RELATED TO ISSUE # (6): WORLD REPORT ON VIOLENCE AND HEALTH

The World Health Organization launched the first _World report on violence and health_ on October 3rd, 2002.
Since then, more than 30 governments have organized national launches or policy discussions about the Report, and resolutions endorsing the Report and calling for its implementation have been passed in a number of fora, such as the World Health Assembly, the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, and the African Union.
_The World report on violence and health_ is the first comprehensive review of the problem of violence on a global scale – what it is, whom it affects and what can be done about it.
Three years in the making, the report benefited from the participation of over 160 experts from around the world, receiving both peer-review from scientists and contributions and  comments from representatives of all the world’s regions.
AVAILABLE AT:
[11]HTTP://WWW.WHO.INT/VIOLENCE_INJURY_PREVENTION/VIOLENCE/WORLD_REPORT/EN/
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(7)          REPORT ON GENDER INEQUITY IN THE U.S. JUVENILE JUSTICE
SYSTEM
The National Crittenton Foundation [12], in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center [13], has released “Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls [14].”
The report presents research and data showing that, in the last two decades, girls’ presence in the juvenile justice system has increased at all stages of the process. Key findings include the following:

* Despite overall declining juvenile arrest rates, arrests for girls have increased by 45 percent.
* Court caseloads for girls have increased 40 percent.
* The number of girls in detention has increased 40 percent.
* Post-adjudication probation increased 44 percent.
* Post-adjudication placement increased 42 percent.

The report makes nine reform recommendations, including decriminalizing girls’ behavior linked to trauma, engaging families, addressing unnecessary detention of girls, and enacting trauma-informed approaches
and evidence-informed practices.
RESOURCES:
View and download the executive summary [15] and a comprehensive infographic [16].
Learn about OJJDP’s National Girls Initiative [17].
Learn more [18] about OJJDP’s research and programs regarding girls’ delinquency.

(8)          Collating Longitudinal Data on Crime, Victimization and Social Attitudes in England and Wales:
A New Resource for Exploring Long-term Trends in Crime A recent article in the British Journal of Criminology, authored by Will Jennings et al..
ABSTRACT: Exploring long-term trends in crime and criminal justice is a multifaceted exercise.
This article introduces the construction and methodological benefits of a series of new data sets that amalgamate approximately 30 years of public data on crime, victimization, fear of crime, social and political
attitudes with national socio-economic indicators in England and Wales.
The data operate at both an aggregate and individual level and will be available for public use (and modification) from autumn 2015.  Here, we outline the contours and contents of the data set and
highlight the importance of using longitudinal data in exploring theoretical and empirical questions about crime, victimization and social attitudes.
FREE OF CHARGE ACCESS UNDER:
[19]HTTP://BJC.OXFORDJOURNALS.ORG/CONTENT/55/5/1005.ABSTRACT [19]

(9) MARK THE DATE: MESSAGE OF EMILIO VIANO, PRESIDENT ISC /SIC ON THE OCCASION OF THANKSGIVING DAY, AND FIRST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND PAPERS
18TH WORLD CONGRESS OF CRIMINOLOGY, DECEMBER 15-19, 2016 IN THE NEW DELHI REGION
November 26, 2015 [Excerpt] (emilio.viano@gmail.com)
Today in the United States we celebrate THANKSGIVING. It is a great occasion to remember all those who, throughout the year, have been kind, generous and supportive to us.
Let me confirm that the next World Congress will take place in the New Delhi region 15-19 December 2016. Please start making plans to take active part in the Congress and to bring with you a strong delegation.
Registration rates I have negotiated are very attractive. More detailed information will follow shortly. Again, many thanks for all your support to the International Society of Criminology.
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Aujourd’hui, aux États-Unis, nous célébrons lE JOUR D’ACTION DE GRÂCES. Il est une excellente occasion de se souvenir de tous ceux qui, tout au long de l’année, ont été gentils, généreux et solidaires
pour nous.
Permettez-moi de confirmer que le prochain Congrès mondial aura lieu dans la région de New Delhi 15-19 Décembre 2016. S’il vous plaît commencez à faire des plans pour prendre une part active dans le
Congrès et d’apporter avec vous une forte délégation. Les taux d’inscriptio que j’ ai négocié sont très attractifs. Des informations plus détaillées suivront sous peu. Encore une fois, merci beaucoup pour votre soutien à la Société internationale de criminology!
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Hoy en Estados Unidos se celebra EL DIA DE ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS. Es una gran ocasión para recordar a todos aquellos que, a lo largo del año, han sido amables, generosos y de apoyo para nosotros.
Permítanme confirmar que el próximo Congreso Mundial tendrá lugar en la región de Nueva Delhi 15 hasta 19 diciembre de 2016. Por favor, empeze a hacer planes para tomar parte activa en el Congreso y para llevar con usted una delegación fuerte. Las tasas de inscripción que he negociado son muy atractivas. Más información detallada seguirá en breve.
Una vez más, muchas gracias por todo su apoyo a la Sociedad Internacional de Criminología.

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[1] http://www.ifk.jura.uni-tuebingen.de/
[2] http://www.bmjv.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/Statistiken/Download/Criminal_Justice_Germany_Facts_Figures.html
[3] http://www.bka.de/nn_256926/DE/Publikationen/Herbsttagungen/2015/Redebeitraege/herbsttagung2015Redebeitraege__node.html?__nnn=true
[4] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/race-and-the-criminal-justice-system-2014
[5] http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fsd0512_sum.pdf
[6] http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fsd0512.pdf
[7] http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/ascii/fsd0512.docx
[8] http://www.bjs.gov/workingpaper.cfm
[9] https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/revising-the-victims-code
[10] http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/status_report/2014/en/
[11] http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/world_report/en/
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[13] https://n1.m.tt/a/gsetetzlj-zfmsvwtn.html
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[19] http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/content/55/5/1005.abstract
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