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World Criminal Justice Systems: A Survey

by Richard Terrill is a 472 page book examining the criminal justice systems of France, England, Sweden, Russia and Japan. In that respect the title is misleading as all five countries are industrialized bourgeois democracies that have more in common with each other than with, say, Bolivia, Zaire, Algeria or Pakistan. Each chapter of the book gives an overview of the country in question's government, police, judiciary, prisons and juvenile justice system. Anyone interested in how other capitalist countries run their criminal justice systems will find the book a worthwhile and informative read. Cost $33.95.

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