New to This Edition
The second edition of Comparative Criminal Procedure contains the most up-to-date statutory material from England, France and Germany in a variety of areas and more condensed versions of cases from the European Court of Human Rights to maintain focus on the core aspects of those opinions.
About This Title
In a globally connected world, criminal conduct can easily transcend international borders. Citizens of one country might find themselves being prosecuted in another country for conduct committed within that country’s borders. Therefore, it is important to understand the unique differences in criminal justice systems across the world.
The book takes a process-oriented approach that begins with police searches and continues through to the trial and appeals process so students can compare how various countries approach each of these stages in the criminal process. It starts with a historical overview of the adversarial and inquisitorial system of justice to allow students to understand the foundation of each system before moving to a discussion of their differences. It also contains case studies that allow students to study the concepts learned in the chapter from a real-world perspective and enhance their learning in a way that descriptive text may not. The book stands out for its logical and process-oriented approach to comparative criminal procedure and the manner in which it demystifies foreign codes and case law to increase student comprehension. This book will aid in understanding the different processes that countries might use to prosecute crimes within their borders.
Comparative Criminal Procedure: History, Processes and Case Studies, Second Edition