Crime and Punishment around the World, Volume 3: Asia and Pacific By Graeme R. Newman Number Of Pages: 436 Publication Date: 2010-10-19 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0313351392 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780313351396
It is a subject as old as civil society, yet one that still fuels debate. Now the many and varied aspects of that subject are brought together in the four-volume Crime and Punishment around the World. This unprecedented work provides descriptions of crimes—and the justice systems that define and punish them—in more than 200 nations, principalities, and dependencies.
Each chapter examines the historical, political, and cultural background, as well as the basic organization of the subject state's legal and criminal justice system. It also reports on the types and levels of crime, the processes leading to the finding of guilt, the rights of the accused, alternatives to going to trial, how suspects are prosecuted for their crimes, and the techniques and conditions of typical punishments employed. Comprising a study that is at once extraordinarily comprehensive and minutely detailed, the essays collected here showcase the variety and the universality of crime and punishment the world over.
Volume 3 of Crime and Punishment around the World contains individual chapters for each of the following countries (regions): Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan); Eastern Asia (China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, Japan, Mongolia, Macao Special Administrative Region of China, Republic of Korea [South Korea], Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [North Korea], and Taiwan), Southern Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), Southeastern Asia (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam), Western Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey), and Oceania (Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Polynesia, Pitcairn, and Tonga). The individual chapters for each of the subregions of Oceania—Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia—encompass the following islands: • Melanesia: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu • Micronesia: Guam, Kiribati, Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia • Polynesia: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna Islands, with separate chapters for Pitcairn and Tonga in Polynesia
Some countries from Asia that may be classiﬁed as “Middle East” are included in Volume 1 of Crime and Punishment around the World, which covers Africa and the Middle East. Those countries include Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordon, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. In addition, Cyprus is included in Volume 4: Europe.