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Crime and Punishment around the World, Volume 4: Europe


Crime and Punishment around the World, Volume 4: Europe
By Graeme R. Newman
Number Of Pages: 494
Publication Date: 2010-10-19
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0313351414
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780313351419

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 4 of Crime and Punishment around the World includes entries on 56 European countries and legal entities. It contains all Member States of the Council of Europe, with the exceptions of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan—which, for technical reasons, were included in Volume 3: Asia and Pacifi c—and Iceland. It also includes essays on territories such as Gibraltar; the Åland, Faroe, Guernsey, Man, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands; as well as the Vatican; and four entries for the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales).

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