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NCJ Number: 126687 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Law in Action: An Overview of Current Issues in Western Societies
Editor(s): J van Dijk; C Haffmans; F Ruter; J Schutte; S Stolwijk
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 445
Sponsoring Agency: Kluwer Law International
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Publication Number: ISBN 90-6544-3606
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Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This overview of criminal justice issues in western societies focuses on trends in criminal law and policy, drugs, coordination and integration in criminal justice administration, alternatives to custodial sentences, and victims of crime.
Abstract: The section on criminal law trends examines the Dutch criminal code in an international context, criminal law theory, the German penal code, and Italian penal legislation. The section on policy covers criminal law policy in the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Belgium. The section on coordination, integration, and coherence in the administration of criminal justice looks at the penal system and punishment. The section on alternatives to custodial sentences reviews experience in England and Wales with limiting prison use and alternatives to incarceration in France and Spain. The final section on crime victims considers victim rights and services and participation in the criminal justice system. 431 references, 594 footnotes, 7 source notes, 15 tables, and 6 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems
Index Term(s): Criminal justice evaluation; Criminal justice system coordination; Criminal justice system policy
Note: Proceedings of an international conference, September 4-5, 1986, Amsterdam
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