Offering a comprehensive analysis, bestselling COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 5e compares the various criminal justice systems throughout the world using six model countries: China, England, France, Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The book illustrates the different types of law and justice systems while exploring the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural influences on each system. It examines important aspects of each type of justice systemcommon law, civil law, socialist law, and sacred (Islamic) lawto highlight the similarities and differences of each. Completely up to date, it provides expanded coverage of such high-profile topics as human trafficking, Internet pornography, identity theft, transnational policing, terrorism and more.
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.