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Annual Report for 2002 and Resource Material Series No. 61

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Date Published
September 2003
360 pages
This document presents the 2002 annual report for the Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) and offers a series of papers emerging from the 121st International Training Course conducted from May to July 2002.
Part 1 presents the 2002 Annual Report for UNAFEI, which concentrates on the main activities undertaken between January 2002 and December 2002. The goal of UNAFEI, which was established in Japan in 1962, is to "contribute to sound social development in Asia and the Pacific region by promoting regional cooperation in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice, through training and research." Training, thus, incorporates the principle priority of the UNAFEI's work programs. The annual report describes the methodology and outcomes of the 120th, 121st, and 122nd International Training Seminars, all of which took place during 2002. Technical cooperation during joint seminars and regional training programs is enumerated, as are the information and documentation services of the UNAFEI and its publications. Other activities of the UNAFEI include public lecture programs, alumni activities, and overseas missions. Staff and faculty changes of the UNAFEI and its approximate yearly budget are enumerated. Also presented is the scheduled work program for 2003, which includes three international training courses, special seminars, ad hoc seminars, regional training programs, and joint seminars. Appendices list main staff members during 2002, visiting experts, ad hoc lecturers, and participants of UNAFEI programs. Part 2 offers 11 papers presented by visiting experts at the 121st International Training Course, 4 participants' papers, and 3 reports of the course. The main theme of the 121st International Training Course, and thus of the papers contained in this document, was "Enhancement of Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration at all Stages of the Criminal Justice Process." The papers consider issues of alternative, community-based sanctions in Canada, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Korea, Maldives, South Africa, and Korea. Overall, the problem of prison overcrowding is discussed and community-based initiatives and criminal justice reform processes are reviewed for the various countries. The "Reports of the Course" are presented by three groups; the Group 1 paper discusses the types of community-based alternatives to incarceration that can take place at the pre-sentencing stage of the criminal justice process. The Group 2 paper considers community-based alternatives at the sentencing stage, while the Group 3 paper focuses on the use of early release and temporary release at the post-sentencing stage. Figures, tables, appendix