Report on the prevention of drug-related crime

ICPC wrote a report for the Government of Canada on the prevention of drug-related crime. More precisely, the study focus on the legislative frameworks and programmes to prevent violent behavior associated with the acquisition and use of drugs.

A comparative analysis was performed between seven national drug strategies (Canada, Australia, the United States, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Switzerland), the objective being to identify measures that reduce drug-related crime and that can be potentially adaptable in Canada.

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Press release

Safety in public institutions

Safety in public institutions such as schools, hospitals and the Municipal Offices has become a source of concern in the international arena and a central issue with regard to the safety of citizens. It is in this context that ICPC, with the financial support and contribution to the content from the Quebec Ministry of Public Safety, conducted a study on safety in public institutions.

Study is only available in French.

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Press coverage available in French

Report: Human trafficking, other forms of exploitation and prevention policies

This report was jointly financed by the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) and the Government of Canada’s National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC). the report explores strategies and initiatives related to the prevention of human trafficking that have been implemented in various developed countries. It covers the following themes: strategies aimed at combating human trafficking; enumeration; dissemination and coordination between the various levels to prevent and combat human trafficking; data collection systems; position in relation to application and evaluation.

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Study on domestic violence – Government of Norway (2013-2015)

Since May 2013, ICPC has been conducting a research study commissioned by the  Government of Norway to identify strategies and practices implemented around the world which aim to tackle and prevent domestic violence. The report include an overview of the legislative measures and action plans as well as the evaluated programmes developed in different countries, and offer recommendations based on good practices for the prevention of domestic violence.

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Aboriginal Justice Research Project

The Aboriginal Justice Research Project was produced under the supervision of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal and the ICPC.

ICPC is a member of the Justice sub-Committee of the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network (NETWORK), which offers a space for groups working on Aboriginal issues in Montreal to gather, exchange and collaborate on various initiatives. The sub-Committee works on Aboriginal safety issues and is closely examining the elevated exposure of Aboriginal people to the criminal justice system. In February 2012, the sub-Committee was granted funding by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) to engage in a research project - Aboriginal Justice Research Project. The project was led by ICPC and assessed the need to expand Aboriginal-specific programming (before, during and after custody) for Aboriginal people coming into contact with the criminal justice system in Montreal. The research involved a combination of 63 semi-structured interviews and unstructured in-depth interviews, which were conducted in English and French, in person, over the phone or via email and were carried out in March and April 2012. The main report provides a description of the research, the results and the recommendations.

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Comparative report on types of intervention used for youth at risk of joining a street gang

Practices from Belgium, Canada and France

This comparative analysis report explores different modes of intervention aimed at identifying at-risk youth and promoting dialogue and gang disaffiliation in Canada, Belgium and France.

The report contains three chapters, each on a specific country and 11 initiatives (3 Belgian, 4 French and 4 Canadian) are examined.

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Practical approaches to urban crime prevention

Proceeding of the Workshop held at the 12th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Salvador, Brazil, April 12-19, 2010

The Workshop on Practical Approaches to Preventing Urban Crime during the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice presented successful crime prevention policies and strategies in mega-cities and high crime-rate cities including Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lagos, Nigeria and Cairo, Egypt. It also discussed responses to social exclusion and migration and tools to support crime prevention. Most important, it presented concrete examples of how collaboration between urban planners, civil society, government officials, and different types of police can help to prevent crime.

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Crime Observatories : Review of international experiences

Comparative analysis report

This first review of experiences of crime observatories designed to gather information available in the organization around key issues. It was conducted in support of the 1st international meeting on the observatories of crime, organized jointly by the ICPC, the National Crime Observatory (INHES) and the Inter-ministerial Delegation to the City of France, with the support of Embassy of Canada in France and Embassy of France in Canada and the General Consulate of France in Quebec and the Quebec Delegation in Paris. The term "observatory" is used in a broad sense which includes organizations that identify, analyze and publish data on crime. These organizations can be local, regional or provincial, national or supranational and cover all of the crime or one or more subject areas.

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