Crime and Punishment around the World: AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST: Volumes 1-4

Mahesh K. Nalla, Graeme R. Newman, Janet P. Stamatel, Hung En Sung, Doris C. Chu, Marcelo F. Aebi, Véronique Jaquier

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This comprehensive, detailed account explores crime and punishment throughout the world through the eyes of leading experts, local authors and scholars, and government officials. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1772
ISBN (Electronic)9780313351341
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
2010 by Mahesh K. Nalla, Volume Editor Graeme R. Newman, General Editor All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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