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NCJ Number: 156030 Find in a Library
Title: Profiles of Criminal Justice Systems in Europe and North America
Corporate Author: United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Editor(s): K Kangaspunta
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 332
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Monsey, NY 10952
United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Helsinki 00531, Finland
Publication Number: ISBN 951-53-0095-9
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
P.O. Box 249
Monsey, NY 10952
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: Based primarily on information submitted by the countries involved, this report describes the criminal justice systems of the countries of Europe and North America.
Abstract: Each profile provides an overview of the background and structure of the criminal justice system, the operation of the criminal justice system, crime categories, sentencing, and current issues. It also provides statistics on selected offenses, sanctions, personnel, and resources. The profiles cover Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England and Wales, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Yugoslavia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and the newly independent countries of the USSR. Tables
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems
Index Term(s): Europe; North America; United Nations (UN)
Note: Publication Series No. 26
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