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NCJ Number: 157115 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice in England and the United States
Author(s): J D Hirschel; W Wakefield
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 245
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-275-95-4133-7
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book aims to provide detailed information on the criminal justice system of England and Wales, and to compare that criminal justice system with that of the United States.
Abstract: The first section of the book examines the broader context in which the England and Welsh criminal justice system operates, by describing English society and culture and comparing it to that of the U.S., the English systems of government and criminal law, and the current crime situation in England. The second section focuses on law enforcement in England; some of the topics covered include the current organization of the English police, the role of women and minorities in policing, and public attitudes toward the police. The authors compare American and English policing, and examine the judicial and correctional systems of England. Separate chapters explore the court process, the use of plea bargaining, case resolution, and sentencing. The final section presents an overall assessment of the two criminal justice systems, with particular emphasis on policies and practices that might be applicable to both. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections; Courts; England; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign judicial systems; Foreign police; US/foreign comparisons; Wales
Note: Praeger Series in Criminology and Crime Control Policy
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