Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

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Cengage Learning, Jan 4, 2013 - Social Science - 400 pages
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Offering a comprehensive analysis, bestselling COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 5e compares the various criminal justice systems throughout the world using six model countries: China, England, France, Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The book illustrates the different types of law and justice systems while exploring the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural influences on each system. It examines important aspects of each type of justice system--common law, civil law, socialist law, and sacred (Islamic) law--to highlight the similarities and differences of each. Completely up to date, it provides expanded coverage of such high-profile topics as human trafficking, Internet pornography, identity theft, transnational policing, terrorism and more.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Measuring and Comparing Crime in and across Nations
15
Families of Law
38
Six Model Nations
65
Law Enforcement Functions Organization and Current Issues
98
Criminal Procedure
125
The Courts and Legal Professionals
156
After Conviction The Sentencing Process
190
After Conviction The Problem of Prison
213
Terrorism
239
Transnational Organized Crime
260
Juvenile Justice in International Perspective
281
Glossary
301
Bibliography
309
Index
339
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Harry R. Dammer, Ph.D., is professor and chair of Criminal Justice/Sociology at the University of Scranton. In addition to COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, he is also the author of RELIGION IN CORRECTIONS and THE OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY with Todd R. Clear, as well as many articles, manuals, and professional reports on a variety of criminal justice topics. A graduate of the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, Dr. Dammer is active in numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Criminology, the American Correctional Association, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences--where he served as chair of the International Section. He received two Fulbright Grants and has lectured at numerous professional conferences in Canada, South Korea, Hungary, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, England, Portugal, China, and Poland.

Jay S. Albanese, Ph.D., is a professor and criminologist in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2002-2006, he served as chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Albanese has written and edited 14 books and 60 articles and book chapters. Recent books include COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, ORGANIZED CRIME IN OUR TIMES, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: BEING ETHICAL WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING. Recent edited books include TRANSNATIONAL CRIME and COMBATING PIRACY: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT AND FRAUD. His honors include the 2011 Gerhard Mueller Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section for outstanding contributions to comparative and international criminal justice, the Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award from Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Scholar Award in Criminal Justice from the Virginia Social Science Association. Dr. Albanese has made keynote and invited presentations in 12 countries. A past president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, he has served as executive director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime and president of the White Collar Crime Research Consortium. He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice.

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