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NCJ Number: 150137 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice in France: Statistical Findings (1934- 1954)
Author(s): B A de Cavarlay; M-S Hure; M-L Pottier
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 149
Sale Source: 15, Quai Anatole-France
Centre National de la Recherche
Paris 7,
Type: Statistics
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: These statistical series on French criminal justice cover the turbulent years before, during, and after World War II, which are frequently omitted from historical studies.
Abstract: The period studied in this collection is often neglected because the short and violent statistical fluctuations of war are considered irrelevant to long-term statistical series. In addition, statistics are usually studied for continuous political periods while the breaks between the periods receive little attention. The statistics presented here are derived from General Statistics, which was published annually by the French Department of Justice from 1825 to 1978. The first section presents statistics on the administration of criminal justice: activities of public prosecutors, actions of the examining magistrate, detention pending trial, sentencing statistics, and the sudden increase in prison sentences between 1940 and 1950. The second set of statistics is devoted to offenses including the great number of black market charges and thefts resulting from World War II, as well as other offenses which remained more stable. The percentage of foreigners involved in criminal activities is also presented. The appendix includes numerous charts and graphs.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Data collections; Foreign sentencing statistics; Offense statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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