This new book is the product of a six-year association between the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Utrecht and the Law Schools of the University of Wales. It contains eighteen comparative studies on criminal justice in the Netherlands, England, and Wales, concentrating on the central themes of the convergence of the adversarial (British) and inquisitorial (Dutch) systems of justice, and the increasing "Europeanization" of each by an ever-increasing body of European law. It will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners interested in prison law and prison law reform, as well as lawyers and professionals working in the criminal justice system.
'there can be no dispute that greater knowledge of other systems is tremendously valuable, and it is to this growing body of knowledge that "Criminal Justice in Europe" makes an important contribution.'
'This is an important contribution to the literature...The comparative approach has made the authors look at familiar systems with a fresh eye, with the result that new light is cast on existing research.'
`'this is a useful book which will be of interest to lawyers and criminologists alike...the book will serve as a standard work on the topic and, one may hope, an impetus to other comparative studies.''
Times Higher Education Supplement
'the volume is a significant addition to the rapidly growing body of comparative work on criminal justice policy, processes and practice... a most useful and rigorous addition to comparative criminology and criminal justice studies.'
1: Constantijn Kelk: Criminal Justice in the Netherlands
2: Gavin Dingwall and Alan Davenport: The Evolution of Criminal Justice Policy in the UK
3: Nico Jorg, Stewart Field, and Chrisje Brants: Are Inquisitiorial and Adversarial Systems Converging?
4: Bert Swart and James Young: The European Convention on Human Rights and Criminal Justice in the Netherlands and the UK
5: Christopher Harding and Bert Swart: Intergovernmental Co-operation in the Field of Criminal Law
6: Ann Sherlock, Rene Guldenmund, and Christopher Harding: The European Community and Criminal Law
7: Chrisje Brants and Stewart Field: Discretion and Accountability in Prosecution: A Comparative Perspective on Keeping Crime Out of Court
8: Jos Silvis and Katherine S. Williams: Managing the Drug Problem - Tolerance or Prohibition?
9: Phil Fennell and Frans Koenraadt: Diversion, Europeanization and the Mentally Disordered Offender
10: Loriane Gelsthorpe, Mike Nellis, Jeanette Bruins, and Annelies van Vliet: Diversion in English and Dutch Juvenile Justice
11: Stewart Field, Peter Alldridge, and Nico Jorg: Prosecutors, Examining Judges and Control of Police Investigations
12: Alan Davenport and Peter Baauw: Police Detention in the UK and the Netherlands
13: Peter Alldridge, Sanneke Berkhout van Poelgeest and Katherine S.Williams: DNA Profiling and the Use of Expert Scientific Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings
14: Annemarieke Beyer, Cathy Cobley and Andre Klip: Witness Evidence, Article Six of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Principle of Open Justice
15: Jane Morgan, Frans Willem Winkel and Katherine S.Williams: Protection of and Compensation for Victims of Crime
16: Contantijn Kelk, Laurence Koffman, and Jos Silvis: Sentencing Practice, Policy and Discretion
17: Gillian Douglas and Martin Moerings: Prisoners' Rights in the Netherlands and England and Wales
18: Désirée Paridaens and Christopher Harding: The Transfer of Prisoners
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 4th May 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3
Weight (kg): 0.81