World Criminal Justice Systems

7th Edition

A Comparative Survey

Authors: Richard Terrill
Paperback ISBN: 9781593456122
Imprint: Anderson
Published Date: 1st November 2009
Page Count: 800

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Description

World Criminal Justice Systems: A Survey, Seventh Edition, provides an understanding of foreign criminal justice systems by discussing the systems of six countries: England, France, Sweden, Japan, Russia, and China. Each chapter is devoted to a single country and describes the political, historical, organizational, procedural, and critical issues faced by that country’s justice system. For each country, the discussions cover the government, police, judiciary, law, corrections, and juvenile justice systems. The book’s final chapter presents an introduction to Islamic law. It explains the ways in which Islamic law has influenced the justice system of some countries associated with Islam. The chapter also illustrates how some countries view the purpose and function of law in a different context than that which emerged in the West. This text can be a valuable resource to enhance American students’ understanding of foreign justice systems.

Key Features

  • Each chapter introduces a country and then covers "concepts to know," government, police, judiciary, law, corrections, and juvenile justice

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Chapter I England Introduction Government Police Judiciary Law Corrections Juvenile Justice Summary Chapter II France Introduction Government Police Judiciary Law Corrections Juvenile Justice Summary Chapter III Sweden Introduction Government Police Judiciary Law Corrections Juvenile Justice Summary Chapter IV Japan Introduction Government Police Judiciary Law Corrections Juvenile Justice Summary Chapter V Russia Introduction Government Police Judiciary Law Corrections Juvenile Justice Summary Chapter VI China Introduction Government Police Judiciary Law Corrections Juvenile Justice Summary Chapter VII Islamic Law Introduction Historical Development of Islam Sharia Sharia: Three Contemporary Case Studies Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Islamic Republic of Iran Republic of Turkey Summary Bibliography Subject Index Name Index

Details

No. of pages:
800
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Anderson 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Anderson
Paperback ISBN:
9781593456122

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