UNODC publishes Portuguese version of crime prevention assessment tool

September 29, 2010 - The prevention of crime can not be seen as a responsibility only of the police. As a result of increasing innovation, research and experience throughout the world, it is now recognized that crime has multiple dimensions. Many sectors of society have an impact on crime levels and therefore have a responsibility to act to help prevent crime.

To facilitate access to assessment tools for the prevention of crime, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), el United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime have just released a Portuguese electronic version of the Crime Prevention Assessment Tool, which integrates the Toolkit of Criminal Justice Assessment of UNODC.

The tool is designed to assess crime prevention needs, identify areas for technical assistance, describe interventions that incorporate United Nations standards and norms on crime prevention, and provide further training on these issues.

The document should be used in conjunction with the main toolkit, which addresses policing, access to justice, custodial and non-custodial measures and cross-cutting issues (criminal justice information, juvenile justice, victims and witnesses, and international cooperation).

The publication in English of this tool was launched late last year with the aim to support the crime prevention efforts by UN agencies, donor agencies, Member States and other institutions. In the same way as other tools that make up the kit, this document will be updated periodically.

The English version of the tool was released late last year to support crime prevention efforts of UN agencies, donor organizations, member states and other entities. Like all the other parts of the toolkit, this document will be updated periodically.

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