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Comparative Criminal Justice

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ISBN-10: 1843927691

ISBN-13: 9781843927693

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Francis Pakes

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This book aims to meet the need for an accessible introductory text on comparative criminal justice, examining the ways different countries and jurisdictions deal with the main stages and elements in the criminal justice process, from policing through to sentencing. Examples are taken from all over the world, with a particular focus on Europe, the UK, the United States and Australasia.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of tables
Acknowledgements
Making sense of local and global criminal justice arrangements
Why study criminal justice comparatively?
What this book is about
Conducting comparative criminological research
The aims of comparison
Research orientations: ethnography and positivism
Doing comparative research
Using criminal justice statistics comparatively
Comparative criminal justice and globalisation
Methodological hazards
Conclusion
Comparing crime
Comparing official statistics
International victimisation surveys
Specialised international statistics
Establishing rates of crime via other means
Establishing the meaning of crime in a comparative context
Policing through a comparative lens
Police and policing
Police numbers and policing tasks
Policing styles and crime control
Community policing
Zero tolerance policing
Zero tolerance policing in Australia
Policy transfer and policy diffusion
Policing corruption
The rise of private policing
Conclusion
Prosecution and pre-trial justice
Prosecution
Pre-trial justice: the role of magistrates
Diversion
Conclusion
Systems of trial
Families of trial systems
Inquisitorial trials in France
Adversarial trials in Crown Courts in England and Wales
Adversarial and inquisitorial justice in theory and practice
The status of the dossier in inquisitorial trials
Trials in the Islamic legal tradition
Indigenous courts
Conclusion
Judicial decision-makers
Safe pair of hands: the judiciary
Juries: an endangered species?
'The lamp that shows freedom lives': the English jury
The American jury
Juries in inquisitorial systems
New jury systems
Conclusion
Punishment
Fairness and effectiveness
Prisons and their comparative histories
Prisoner numbers
Comparing prison rates
The death penalty
Abolitionist and retentionist countries
The death penalty in the US
How the death penalty (just about) disappeared from Europe
What works?
Conclusion
International policing
Transnational policing
Globalisation and international policing
'High' and 'low' policing
International policing institutions
International policing from a US perspective
The nature and the policing of borders
The Great Firewall of China
The nodal governance of international policing
Security sector reform
Conclusion
International criminal justice
Universal human rights
War crimes tribunals
Military tribunals after the Second World War
The Yugoslavia and Rwanda tribunals
The ICTY in action
The International Criminal Court
The International Court of Justice
Conclusion
Concluding comments
The evolution of criminal justice systems: convergence and divergence
References
Index