Comparative Criminal Justice Systems / Edition 5

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With its innovative topical approach, bestselling COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 5e offers a comprehensive analysis as it compares the various criminal justice systems throughout the world using six model countries: China, England, France, Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The text illustrates the different types of law and justice systems while exploring the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural influences on each system. This unique approach examines important aspects of each type of justice system—common law, civil law, socialist law, and sacred (Islamic) law—to give students a thorough understanding of the similarities and differences of each system without overloading them with too much information. Completely up to date, the Fifth Edition includes the latest trends and issues in international juvenile justice, policing, and terrorism, including expanded coverage of such high- profile topics as human trafficking, Internet pornography, identity theft, transnational policing, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285067865
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/4/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 200,057
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Measuring and Comparing Crime In and Across Nations. 3. Families of Law. 4. Six Model Nations. 5. Law Enforcement: Functions, Organization, and Community Involvement. 6. Criminal Procedure. 7. The Courts and Legal Professionals. 8. After Conviction: The Sentencing Process. 9. After Conviction: The Problem of Prison. 10. Terrorism. 11. Transnational Organized Crime. 12. Juvenile Justice in International Perspective.

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