Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems : A Topical Approach

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For courses in Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Comparative Criminology, and Comparative Government.

Unique in its topical approach, this best-selling text examines systems of law, police, courts, and corrections by using more than 30 different countries to show the various ways policing, adjudication, and corrections systems can be organized and operated. The book's topical approach allows instructors to cover the material in a familiar format (law, police, courts and corrections) and helps students understand the variety of criminal justice systems found in the world today.
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 176 x 230 x 28mm | 680.4g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0131131591
  • 9780131131590

Table of contents

1. An International Perspective.

2. Crime, Transnational Crime, and Justice.

3. An American Perspective on Criminal Law.

4. Legal Traditions.

5. Substantive Law and Procedural Law in the Four Legal Traditions.

6. An International Perspective of Policing.

7. An International Perspective on Courts.

8. An International Perspective on Corrections.

9. An International Perspective on Juvenile Justice.

10. Japan: Examples of Effectiveness and Borrowing.


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"Reichel's book is a highly scholarly, yet readable, introduction to the study of comparative criminal justice systems." - Allen Anderson, Indiana University - Kokomo

"This text has a great strength in the direct writing and flowing use of language." - Art Jipson, University of Dayton

"While there are a growing number of texts in this field I have found this text to be the best." - Mitchel Roth, Sam Houston State University
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