The Justice Ministry’s 2007 white paper on crimes focuses on repeat offenders, using analyses of statistics from 1948 to 2006. It points to the importance of education and support programs for criminal offenders as a means of preventing the recurrence of crimes, and shows that the duty to prevent crimes should not be delegated only to law-enforcement agencies such as police.

It is hoped that the ministry will make great efforts to involve not only law-enforcement officers but also experts in education, psychology, medicine and social welfare in building networks to provide education and support to criminal offenders, especially those released from prison. Such networks will help greatly in preventing repeat offenses.

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