Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems of the World: A Comparative Perspective, Volume 1

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Law - 612 pages
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Professor Peter Nwankwo argues based on this textbook volume I, that the world has been turned into a global village, and that we have no reason(s) to ignore the awareness of what is going on in other countries of the world. This textbook "Criminology and criminal Justice System of the world: A comparative perspective" is a unique text, not because of its title, but because it contains what will ever be needed for the undergraduate and graduate students in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice, especially those taking a course in Comparative Criminal Justice. The text is prodigious and profusely descriptive, explored, and explained by researching the police, the court systems, corrections or prisons, including Juvenile Justice Systems and Crime Statistics in the following countries: United States of America, china, Saudi Arabia, Japan, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Haiti, Botswana, Philippines, Uganda, and Israel. It is worthy to note that the United States of America had too much information, so it was necessary to split it into two chapters i.e. chapter one, and chapter two. Additionally, The Netherlands was also split into two chapters thus: Chapters 6 & 7: The overall Chapters in this Volume I are thirteen.

VOLUME II Volume two of this text contains twenty four chapters and over 24 countries were researched and included as follows, and will be published in a few in a few months .The countries are: Nigeria, Norway, Northern Ireland, England and Wales, Estonia, Ethiopia, Egypt, South America, Mauritania, Jamaica, Iraq, Dominican Republic, Turkey, South Africa, Russia, Kenya, Romania, Congo, Germany, France, Cameroon, Ghana and Denmark. No matter the adversities of the readers and purchasers, I do strongly advice that you order these two volumes together, when the later would be available on the internet or through the publishers.

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Dr. Peter Okoro Nwankwo, LLM, PhD, is an associate professor of criminology, law and justice at Mississippi Valley State University. He was born in Amagu Oshiri, Onicha local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Nwankwo received BS and BA degrees in criminal justice and psychology from the University of Illinois. While at the University of Illinois, he surveyed the Nigerian prisons and recommended a serious improvement. His findings were published in the Nigerian magazine The Arrow and Time Magazine in London. In 1988, he received an MS in criminal justice and corrections from Chicago State University and finally a PhD from the School of Criminology at Florida State University. In addition to receiving an Abia state of Nigeria's honor scholarship award for 1984ndash;1993, Nwankwo has published widely in local and international journals, especially in the popular newspapers such as The Punch and The Times in Nigeria. Also while at Florida State University, he was awarded the Leslie N. Wilson scholarship and the Delores Auzenne Assistantship Award. After working with the juvenile Detention Center at Goshen, New York, as a counselor from 1995 to 1997, Nwankwo began teaching at Florida Memorial College, now Florida Memorial University, in the fall of 1998, where he created the criminology program. In the spring of 2003, Nwankwo received an LLM from Saint Thomas University College of Law in Miami, Florida. Nwankwo is presently working on a manuscript for his next book, entitled Criminal Justice Systems of the World, Volume II. He plans to continue publishing in areas of social and economic change, colonialism, comparative law, comparative criminal justice, and criminological theory. Nwankwo is an associate member of the American Correctional Association (ACA), and the American Society of Criminology (ASC). Nwankwo currently teaches graduate students at Mississippi Valley State University.

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