The International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) was founded in Siracusa in September 1972 by the International Association of Penal Law (IAPL) and the City, Province and Chamber of Commerce of Siracusa, as an independent Foundation devoted to the study and advancement of criminal sciences.
The Institute is a Non-governmental Organization in consultative status with the United Nations and has a special cooperation agreement with the Centre for International Crime Prevention - United Nations Office at Vienna (CIPC - UNOV). The Institute also enjoys consultative status with the Council of Europe.
The Sicilian regional and local institutions are the principal funding sources of the Institute. The International Association of Penal Law provides for the scientific support to the ISISC.
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