World Criminal Justice Systems

8th Edition

A Comparative Survey

Authors: Richard Terrill
Paperback ISBN: 9781455725892
Imprint: Anderson
Published Date: 6th September 2012
Page Count: 744

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Description

This comparative text provides an understanding of major world criminal justice systems by discussing and comparing the systems of six of the world’s countries: England, France, Russia, China, Japan, and a new chapter on South Africa -- each representative of a different type of legal system. An additional chapter on Islamic law uses Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey as main examples. 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.

Key Features

  • Neat, logical organization enables side–by–side comparisons of the systems of England, France, Japan, Russia, China, and—new to this edition—South Africa, as well as a special chapter covering Islamic law.
  • Enhanced pedagogy includes key concepts,comparative and organizational charts, maps showing the physical context of countries, and updated data on contemporary critical issues.
  • Special online resources feature aids for students such as self-assessment questions, case studies, and special projects including a study of an additional country and an exposition on transnational crime.

Readership

Students in Criminal Justice programs at 2- and 4-year schools, studying comparative criminal justice systems.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. ENGLAND
2. FRANCE
3. JAPAN
4. SOUTH AFRICA
5. RUSSIA
6. CHINA
7. ISLAMIC LAW
Bibliography
Subject Index
Author Index

Details

No. of pages:
744
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Anderson 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Anderson
Paperback ISBN:
9781455725892

About the Author

Richard Terrill

Richard J. Terrill is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Criminal Justice at Georgia State University. His major research interests include comparative criminal justice, the history of criminal justice, civilian oversight of law enforcement, and the organization and management of criminal justice. Terrill was a past editor of the Criminal Justice Review and the founding editor of the International Criminal Justice Review.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University

Reviews

"This comparative text takes a country-by-country approach to understanding major foreign criminal justice systems."--Evidence Technology Magazine, July-August 2013