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NCJ Number: NCJ 169638     Find in a Library
Title: World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Editor(s): A C Bouloukos ; D Cohen
Corporate Author: State University of New York at Albany
School of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 19
  Annotation: This volume contains an overview of what constitutes a criminal justice system and summaries of foreign criminal justice systems.
Abstract: A criminal justice system is defined in terms of its component parts that are loosely tied together as a group of subsystems. Difficulties in precisely characterizing a criminal justice system can complicate the comparison of foreign criminal justice systems with respect to legal principles. The criminal justice model used to study foreign criminal justice systems is based on the rule of law regarding guilt and punishment. The summaries of foreign criminal justice systems focus on political and legal systems, the classification of crime, crime statistics, victims, police organization and administration, the prosecutorial and judicial process, judicial systems, penalties and sentencing, prison systems, and extradition and treaties. Procedures followed in selecting foreign countries for inclusion in the volume are noted. 17 references
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Burglary ; Homicide ; Rape ; Motor Vehicle Theft ; Property crimes ; Drug law offenses ; Murder ; Foreign inmates ; Corrections in foreign countries ; Crime in foreign countries ; Foreign correctional facilities ; Foreign criminal justice systems ; Foreign judicial systems ; Foreign correctional systems ; Victims in foreign countries ; BJS grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Sale Source: State University of New York at Albany
School of Criminal Justice
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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