First published in 1997. This work provides a criminological introduction to the current situation of criminal justice systems in the politically changing Central-Eastern Europe after 1989. It explores concrete problems which the countries are facing, such as the release of political prisoners and those sentenced excessively under the communist regime. The concluding part illuminates the case studies in the previous sections from the point of view of their possible interaction into a cohesive and coherent criminological discipline.
Table of Contents
1. The Ideological Meaning of Social Control and its Procedural Democratic Legitimation 2. Central-Eastern Europe: The Significance of Yugoslavia and its Developments 3. The Czech Republic and its ‘Revolution’ 4. The Hungarian Criminal Justice System: An Advanced Reform 5. Social Policy and Criminality in Post-Communist Societies