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NCJ Number: 120150 Find in a Library
Title: Justice in Israel: A Survey of Criminal Justice
Author(s): G J Bensinger
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 100
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942511-32-8
Sale Source: University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of International Criminal Justice
1033 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book traces the history, structures, and operations of the components of Israel's criminal justice system.
Abstract: The book opens with a review of the history of Israel, its State institutions, and its people. An overview of the scope and nature of crime in Israel encompasses juvenile delinquency, organized crime, and factors contributing to the crime problems. A chapter on the police addresses organization; operations; investigations, intelligence, and identification; internal security; the border police; the civil guard; the control and prevention of juvenile delinquency; personnel management; and research and development. Another chapter outlines Israel's criminal code, criminal process, and criminal procedure. A review of the court system focuses on the prosecution, defense services, and the judiciary. Other chapters describe probation, parole, aftercare, and the prison system. The book concludes that Israel's criminal justice system is a non-system, since there is little coordination and no planning among the various criminal justice components. The common denominator for the police, prosecution, defense, courts, and corrections is a lack of adequate resources. Chapter notes, appended supplementary information.
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Foreign courts; Foreign police; Israel
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