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NCJ Number: 200368 Find in a Library
Title: Czech Republic: Criminal Justice Systems in Europe and North America
Author(s): Zdenek Karabec; Simona Diblikova; Petr Zeman
Corporate Author: United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 100
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press

United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Helsinki 00531, Finland
Publication Number: ISBN 952-5333-12-4
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: This document from the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations, details the Czech Republic’s criminal justice system.
Abstract: After detailing the Czech Republic’s demographic data as of January 1, 2001, this document discusses criminal law in the Czech Republic, following the Republic’s achieving independent statehood in 1918 and restoring statehood in 1945. This document presents the Czech Republic’s procedural law statutes, developed after 1945, before discussing the Republic’s court system and the ways in which criminal justice is enforced in the Republic. A description of the fundamental principles of criminal law in the Czech Republic, including the structure of the Criminal Code, is presented along with an extensive discussion of the organization of the Republic’s investigations and criminal procedures. The Czech Republic’s system of sanctions and sentencing procedures are also detailed in this document along with a discussion of the Republic’s system for conditional and/or suspended sentences and probation. The Republic’s prison system and after-care programs are also highlighted in this work along with a discussion of the Republic’s plans to reform its criminal justice system. Czech Republic statistical data and the results of research on crime and criminal justice in the Republic are followed by a bibliography. An appendix of guiding questions, chapter-by-chapter, completes this document.
Main Term(s): Czech Republic; Czechoslovakia
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system analysis; Criminal justice system planning; Criminal justice system policy; Criminal justice system reform; Demography
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