Approximately 850 criminologists, police and prison officials, law officers and social workers from all parts of the world are in London to attend the second United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatments of Offenders.
GV Church House, Westminster
CU Sign "2nd UN Congress on the Prevention of Crime etc".
SV Delegates from Holland and Sudan arrive.
SCU U.A.R. delegates arrive.
CU PAN..Japanese delegates arrive.
CU Spanish delegate.
CU Nameplate "United States of America".
CU Nameplate "New Zealand".
CU Nameplate "UAR".
CU Nameplate "Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republics".
CU Nameplate "Netherlands".
CU Nameplate "Chile".
SV PAN..Delegates during meeting.
GV 10, Carlton House Terrace.
CU Sign "UN Crime Prevention and Treatment of Offenders Exhibition".
SV PAN..Showing photograph of prison building programme.
SV Prison officer shows model to visitors.
CU Model of new prison.
CU Prison industries.
CU Articles made by prisoners.
SV The Federation of Malaya exhibition stand.
SV New Zealand open prison.
CU Photograph of open prison pan to model of same.
SV Sudanese prisoner exhibition.
CU PAN..from visitor to articles made by prisoners.
CU PAN..Photographs showing education classes and tools for rehabilitation.
SV PAN..Japanese stand.
CU Portrait of Japanese Juvenile Detention and Classification Home.
CU PAN..Woodworking shop of a prison pan to another.
CU PAN..from sign "Come to Prison in the Netherlands".
CU PAN..Photograph of man leaving prison.
CU PAN..showing portraits of 1760 treatment for prisoners.
CU Sign "Venezuela".
CU PAN..from Polish exhibition to G/V.
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Background: Approximately 850 criminologists, police and prison officials, law officers and social workers from all parts of the world are in London to attend the second United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatments of Offenders. The 12-day Congress, being held at Church House, Westminster, was opened August & by Viscount Kilmuir, Britain's Lord Chancellor.
In association with the Congress, a special international exhibition at Carlton House Terrace aims to provide information about current methods of crime and treatment of offenders throughout the world. Many countries participating in the Congress have supplied their own exhibits.
The first Congress, held at Geneva, Switzerland, five years ago was attended by representatives from sixty-one countries, but increasing world interest and concern have this time attracted delegates from more than eighty countries. The Soviet Union is officially represented for the first time, and a strong U.S. delegation is anxious to discuss its juvenile delinquent problems, a problem on which INTERPOL - International Criminal Police Organization - is submitting a report covering nearly 40 countries.
Organising this Congress every five years is one of the most important aspects of the UN programme of social defence begun in 1946.