3rd Edition

Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems Policing, Judiciary, and Corrections, Third Edition

Edited By Obi N. I. Ebbe Copyright 2013
    324 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems: Policing, Judiciary, and Corrections, Third Edition examines the history, dynamics, structure, organization, and processes in the criminal justice systems in a number of selected countries. Designed for courses in comparative criminal justice systems, comparative criminology, and international criminal law, it explores systems in the United States, Ireland, Israel, Argentina, Sierra Leone, China, Russia, and Poland.

    A descriptive and quantitative analysis of criminal justice processes, this text goes beyond a mere analysis of individual systems. Instead, the book compares these criminal justice models with each other and contrasts them with:

    • United Nations conventions
    • World Courts of Justice
    • International Court of Justice
    • International Military Tribunal
    • International Criminal Tribunal
    • International Criminal Court

    Understanding these comparisons is crucial for a proper grasp of transnational crimes. The book shows how the national criminal justice systems and the United Nations judicial systems complement each other when adjudicating transnational crimes in the international community. It analyzes the nature of crime and criminal law, explores basic theories of crime, and discusses the various sources of international law. It also examines the inherent pitfalls in comparing international crime rates and discusses terrorism and its control. Unique to this edition is a thorough, unbiased study of the Islamic justice system.

    Each chapter focuses on a select region and includes crime data and arrest, prosecution, and conviction rates where appropriate. This allows readers looking for information on the criminal justice systems of any part of the world to easily find the relevant section. A sound approach to understanding the laws of various nations, and international, criminal, and humanitarian laws, this volume provides sage insight into the sociological explanations of criminal law and crime.


    The Nature of Comparative and International Criminal Justice
    The Purpose of Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems; Obi N. I. Ebbe
    Crime and Criminal Law: Global Perspective
    Crime: International and Comparative; Obi N. I. Ebbe
    Criminal Law; Obi N. I. Ebbe
    Overview of Model Criminal Justice Systems: The United
    States, Ireland, Israel, Argentina, Sierra Leone, China,
    Poland, and Russia
    Criminal Justice System in the United States; Mary Clifford
    The Criminal Justice System of Ireland; Paul Douglas O’Mahony
    The Criminal Justice System in Israel; Maria R. Haberfeld and Sergio Herzog
    The Criminal Justice System in Argentina; Obi N. I. Ebbe and Ruben G. Ruiz de Olano
    The Criminal Justice System of Sierra Leone; Bankole Thompson
    Administration of Justice in Poland; Emil W. Plywaczewski
    The Criminal Justice System and Police in Russia: General Overview; Yakov Gilinskiy
    Policing: International and Comparative Perspectives
    Interpol and International Police Cooperation; Obi N. I. Ebbe
    Policing and Public Disorder in the United Kingdom; Michael Bullock
    The Police System in the People’s Republic of China; John Zheng Wang
    The Judiciary and International Tribunals
    World Courts of Justice of the United Nations; Obi N. I. Ebbe
    The Judiciary and Criminal Procedure in Nigeria; Obi N. I. Ebbe
    The Islamic Criminal Justice System; Obi N. I. Ebbe and Jonathan Odo
    The Court System in the People’s Republic of China with a Case Study of a Criminal Trial; Robert Davidson and John Zheng Wang
    Corrections: United Nations Policy and Correctional Models
    United Nations Provisions for Punishment of Offenders vis-à-vis Punishment of Offenders in
    History; Obi N. I. Ebbe
    Guided Change in Japan: The Correctional Association Prison Industrial
    Cooperative (CAPIC) and Prison Industry; Elmer H. Johnson
    Treatment of Offenders in Denmark and Brazil; Zelma W. Henriques
    The Unique and Comparative Features of the Criminal Justice Systems, International Law,
    and the United Nations Criminal Courts: A Synthesis; Obi N. I. Ebbe


    Obi N. I. Ebbe, Ph.D., is a professor of criminology and sociology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a recognized expert in political criminology and international criminal justice systems and a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has been a consultant of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programs from 1998 to the present. Dr. Ebbe has published numerous articles in refereed journals and many books, including the first two editions of this book, Global Trafficking in Women and Children, and Criminal Abuse of Women and Children: An International Perspective.