As the world becomes increasingly globalized, a shared understanding and appreciation of the various aspects and approaches of criminal justice becomes imperative. Examining nineteen countries, purposefully selected to ensure not only broad geographic distribution but also cultural and religious diversity, political differentiation, and historical experiences, this book is a go to reference for comparative criminal justice studies, human rights studies, victimology, gender studies, anthropology, and political science. Divided into five parts, this book includes chapters on Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, and the western hemisphere. Although each chapter represents a different country, all chapters have similar thematic sections providing summaries of the wide array of policing practices, exploring the different types of criminal procedure used across the world, and recognizing the many methods that different societies use to sanction criminal behavior among their citizens.
Jospeter M. Mbuba, PhD, is the department chair and professor of criminal justice at Purdue University, Fort Wayne. He is a fellow with Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. He is the editor of Global Perspectives in Policing and Law Enforcement (Lexington Books, 2021).
Introduction (Jospeter M. Mbuba)
PART ONE: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Chapter 1 - The Criminal Justice System of Kenya: Policing, Courts, and the Prison Services (Jospeter M. Mbuba)
Chapter 2 - Nigerian Criminal Justice System: An Overview (Uche Kalu and Anita Kalunta-Crumpton)
Chapter 3 - South Africa’s Criminal Justice System (Sebastian Okello)
PART TWO: EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Chapter 4 - The Australian Criminal Justice System: Federal and State Jurisdictions (Mark F. Briskey and Samuel M. Makinda)
Chapter 5 - The Criminal Justice System in China: Organization and Function (Yunyun Yang, Han Wang, Pingping Huang, and Mengliang Dai)
Chapter 6 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System in Malaysia (Yik Koon TEH)
PART THREE: EUROPE AND EURASIA
Chapter 7 - The Criminal Justice System of Italy (Giulia Fabini and Alvise Sbraccia)
Chapter 8 - The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales (Nenadi Adamu, Timi Osidipe, and Jonathan South)
Chapter 9 - The Criminal Justice System and Criminal Process in Poland (Monika Baylis)
Chapter 10 - Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement in the Republic of Serbia (Dalibor Kekić, Miloš Milenković, and Filip Kukić)
Chapter 11 – The Criminal Justice System in Germany (Raluca Enescu, Aneta Leszczynska, and Carsten Momsen)
PART FOUR: MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA
Chapter 12 - The Egyptian Criminal Justice System: Steps Forward, Steps Backward (Ahmed F. Khalifa and Ibrahim Sabra)
Chapter 13 - The Criminal Justice System of Iran (Sanaz Alasti)
Chapter 14 - Afghanistan’s Criminal Justice System (Mehdi J. Hakimi and Kobra Moradi)
Chapter 15 - The Criminal Justice System in Saudi Arabia (Hasan Arslan and Mohsen Alizadeh)
PART FIVE: WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Chapter 16 - An Overview of the Main Components of the Criminal Justice System in the United States of America (Joselyne L. Chenane)
Chapter 17 - The Uruguayan Criminal Justice System (Diego Sanjurjo and Joaquín Arigón)
Chapter 18 - The Brazilian Criminal Justice System (Fabio R. Bechara and Leandro Piquet Carneiro)
Chapter 19 - The Criminal Justice System in Mexico (Carlos Daniel Gutierrez-Mannix)
About the Authors
Comparative Criminal Justice: International Trends and Practices is a must read. This is an excellent book on comparative criminal justice studies across the globe. The utility of comparative criminal justice knowledge is incontestable and allows for new developments to improve the criminal justice system in different countries. This book, edited by Jospeter Mbuba, not only adds to the literature but broadens the field.
In Comparative Criminal Justice: International Trends and Practices, Dr. Jospeter Mbuba has assembled an impressive group of scholars from across the globe to offer perspectives on the criminal justice systems of nineteen countries. With the countries drawn from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, North America, Western Europe, The Middle East, and The Pacific, this is one of the most comprehensive comparative studies one can ever come across. The volume is a must read for criminal justice policymakers and practitioners and should prove an invaluable resource for those interested in understanding how differences in geographical, historical, and cultural spaces impact the nuances of law enforcement, judicial processes, and penal systems.