The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law

The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law

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This handbook explores criminal law systems from around the world, with the express aim of stimulating comparison and discussion. General principles of criminal liability receive prominent coverage in each essaya€”including discussions of rationales for punishment, the role and design of criminal codes, the general structure of criminal liability, accounts of mens rea, and the rights that criminal law is designed to protecta€”before the authors turn to more specific offenses like homicide, theft, sexual offenses, victimless crimes, and terrorism. This key reference covers all of the world's major legal systemsa€”common, civil, Asian, and Islamic law traditionsa€”with essays on sixteen countries on six different continents. The introduction places each country within traditional distinctions among legal systems and explores noteworthy similarities and differences among the countries covered, providing an ideal entry into the fascinating range of criminal law systems in use the world over.The theorist can mine the vast stock of principles and rules, of structures and categories, and of questions and answers that can be found in the worlda#39;s criminal law systems. And the teacher, too, can draw on the positive manifestation ofanbsp;...

Title:The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law
Author: Kevin Heller, Markus Dubber
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2010-12-01

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