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This book offers an accessible introduction to comparative criminal justice and examines and reflects on the ways different countries and jurisdictions deal with the main stages in the criminal justice process, from policing to sentencing. This popular bestseller has been fully updated and expanded for the third edition.
This textbook provides the reader with: The new edition has been fully updated to keep abreast with this growing field of study and research, including increased coverage of the challenge of globalization and its role and influence on criminal justice systems around the world.
Topics such as state crime, genocide and the international criminal court have also grown in prominence since the publication of the last edition and are given increased coverage.
This book will be perfect reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates taking courses in comparative criminal justice and those who are engaged in the study of global responses to crime.
New features such as lists of further reading, study questions and boxed case studies help bring comparative criminal justice alive for students and instructors alike. Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems: Policing, Judiciary, and Corrections, Third Edition examines the history, dynamics, structure, organization, and processes in the criminal justice systems in a number of selected countries.
Designed for courses in comparative criminal justice systems, comparative criminology, and international criminal law, it explores systems in the United States, Ireland, Israel, Argentina, Sierra Leone, China, Russia, and Poland. A descriptive and quantitative analysis of criminal justice processes, this text goes beyond a mere analysis of individual systems.
Instead, the book compares these criminal justice models with each other and contrasts them with: The book shows how the national criminal justice systems and the United Nations judicial systems complement each other when adjudicating transnational crimes in the international community.
It analyzes the nature of crime and criminal law, explores basic theories of crime, and discusses the various sources of international law. It also examines the inherent pitfalls in comparing international crime rates and discusses terrorism and its control.
Unique to this edition is a thorough, unbiased study of the Islamic justice system.
Each chapter focuses on a select region and includes crime data and arrest, prosecution, and conviction rates where appropriate. This allows readers looking for information on the criminal justice systems of any part of the world to easily find the relevant section. A sound approach to understanding the laws of various nations, and international, criminal, and humanitarian laws, this volume provides sage insight into the sociological explanations of criminal law and crime.
An additional chapter on Islamic law uses three examples to illustrate the range of practice within Sharia. Political, historical, organizational, procedural, and critical issues confronting the justice systems are explained and analyzed.
Each chapter contains material on government, police, judiciary, law, corrections, juvenile justice, and other critical issues. The ninth edition features an introduction directing students to the resources they need to understand comparative criminal justice theory and methodology.
The chapter on Russia includes consideration of the turmoil in post-Soviet successor states, and the final chapter on Islamic law examines the current status of criminal justice systems in the Middle East.Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: A Topical Approach is designed to effectively explain the complexities of justice systems around the world.
Using an accessible, easy-to-understand comparative approach, it helps students recognize the growing importance of an international perspective. For courses in comparative criminal justice systems, comparative criminology, and comparative government.
Help readers gain a solid understanding of the diversity in legal systems around the world Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: A Topical Approach is designed to effectively explain the complexities of justice systems around the world.
Arguably the most important consideration in comparative criminal justice research is to recognize the possibly country-specific impact of cultural, social, economic, and political contexts on the researched criminal justice systems and, by implication, on the research findings.
Comparative studies of criminal justice seek to describe, explain, interpret, and evaluate differences in the way offensive conduct is defined and sanctioned. Published: Thu, 04 May Compare and contrast two different types of criminal justice systems.
The two criminal justice systems that shall be discussed in this paper are those of the United States and that of the People’s Republic of China. Criminal Justice Department – MidAmerica Nazarene University Comparative Criminal Justice Systems is an upper division class.
Students are therefore substantially responsible for participating in class Points for Final Exam. Comparative System Paper. 10 Comparative System .