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NCJ Number: 157440 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice System of the Republic of Sudan (From The Protection of Human Rights in African Criminal Proceedings, 227- 252, 1995, M Cherif Bassiouni and Ziyad Motala, eds.)
Author(s): E B Mohamed El Amin
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Norwell, MA 02061
Sale Source: Kluwer Academic Publishers
101 Phillip Drive
Norwell, MA 02061
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Sudan
Annotation: Following a summary of the legal history of Sudan, this paper discusses the characteristics of Sudan's contemporary criminal justice legislation, the structure of the criminal justice system, and the criminal justice process.
Abstract: The review of the legal history of Sudan describes the five historical phases that generated the significant characteristics of the Sudan legal system. The statutes profiled are the Penal Code of 1991, the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1991, the Police Law of 1986, the Prison Law of 1985, the Judiciary Act of 1984, the Attorney General Act of 1983, the Advocacy Act of 1983, and the Juvenile Law of 1983. The author notes that many areas of criminal justice have yet to be regulated by special laws, such as juvenile law, crime prevention law, victim compensation law, criminally accused compensation law, police duties execution law, and the habeas corpus law. The Sudan criminal justice system consists of the following components: police forces, the public prosecutor's agency, the criminal courts, the prisons, and the populace administrative. The author concludes that the correctional system is the weakest component in the criminal justice system. The correctional system is underfunded and overcrowded, producing conditions that foster rather than modify criminal behavior. 19 notes, 2 figures, and 1 table
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Foreign correctional systems; Foreign courts; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign police
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