Promoting studies in the field of the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders
The history of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation dates back to 1872, when the International Prison Commission (IPC) was set up to collect national prison statistics and make recommendations for prison reform in Europe.
Later, the IPC became affiliated with the League of Nations and became the International Penal and Penitentiary Commission (IPPC) in 1935. When the new United Nations was created in 1945, it incorporated crime prevention and standards of criminal justice into its policy-setting role.
The IPPC was dissolved to be replaced by the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation, created on the 5th of July 1951. The Foundation has as its aim to promote studies in the field of the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders, especially by scientific research, publications and teaching.
The Council of the Foundation
Prof. Stephen Shute, United Kingdom
Dr. Mary Rogan – Ireland
Dre Véronique Jaquier Erard – Switzerland
Prof. Dr. José Luis Díez Ripollés – Spain
Arch. Alejo García Basalo – Argentina