Written for students of criminal justice, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: Global and Local Perspectives examines the nature of crime and justice in varying countries and cultures in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Using a topical approach, it compares different systems of crime and justice in terms of their differences from, and similarities to, the laws and institutions of modern criminal justice, focusing on the United States as a standard of comparison. By examining different criminal justice systems in terms of their local peculiarities and understanding their change and continuity, readers will gain a well-rounded international perspective of the world's varying systems of criminal justice.
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Explores the rise of modern criminology and the criminal justice system in the nineteenth century, focusing on the United States as a standard of comparison.
Employs a topical approach to examine the criminal justice systems in varying countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, including comparative views on law enforcement, judicial systems, sentencing, criminal law, and due process of law.
Examines the nature of Islamic Criminal Justice and its practice in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan. Explores the possibilities of conflicts and convergences between modern and Islamic systems of criminal justice.
Discusses new global crimes and their impact on modern and traditional criminal justice systems, including human smuggling, global sex trade, global illegal drug trade, illegal trafficking of conventional military weapons, money laundering, cybercrime, and global terrorism.
Discussion questions ensure that student's grasp the core theoretical concepts.
Instructor resources include a Test Bank and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines.
Part I Comparative Criminal Justice: Theory, Methods, and Benchmarks of Comparison
Chapter 1 Comparative Criminal Justice: Nature, Scope, and Research Traditions
Chapter 2 Comparative Criminal Justice: Theoretical Perspectives
Chapter 3 Comparative Criminal Justice: Methodological Perspectives
Chapter 4 Profile of Modern Criminal Justice: The Benchmarks of Comparison
Part II Competing Models of Criminal Justice: Profiles of Criminal Justice Across the World’s Societies
Chapter 5 Modern Systems of Criminal Justice in the West: North America and the Countries of the European Union
Chapter 6 Emerging Trends in Law and Sentencing in Modern Criminal Justice Systems: USA, UK, Canada, and Australia
Chapter 7 Modernizing Systems of Criminal Justice in Asia, Africa, and Latin America: The First Wave of Modernization
Chapter 8 Modernizing Systems of Criminal Justice in Asia, Africa, and Latin America: The Second Wave of Modernization
Chapter 9 The Traditional Systems of Criminal Justice: Islamic Jurisprudence and Shari’a Law
Chapter 10 Islamic Jurisprudence, Shari’a Law, and Criminal Justice in Saudi Arabia and Iran
Chapter 11 Hybrid Systems of Criminal Justice: The Case of the People’s Republic of China
Chapter 12 Hybrid Systems of Criminal Justice: The Case of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Shahid M. Shahidullah, PhD-Elizabeth City State University -University of North Carolina
Shahid M. Shahidullah, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Criminal Justice Program of the Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Social Work, Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina, USA. Before joining Elizabeth City State University- one of the sixteen campuses of the University of North Carolina System- Dr. Shahid taught at St. John’s University in New York, Virginia State University, and Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his M.P.I.A. (Master in Public and International Affairs) and M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. His major research interests include Crime Policy in America, Comparative Criminal Justice, Transnational Organized Crime, Global Terrorism, and Criminal Justice System in South Asia.
Westview Press published Dr. Shahid’s first book “Capacity Building in Science and Technology in the Third World” in 1991. His book on “Globalization and the Evolving World Society” (with P.K. Nandi) was published in 1998 by E. J. Brill of the Netherlands. American University Press published his book on “Crime Policy in America: Laws Institutions, and Programs” in 2008. He has also authored and coauthored numerous articles and they were published in such journals as Global Crime, Criminal Law Bulletin, Violence and Aggression, Future Research Quarterly, Knowledge-Creation, Diffusion, and Utilization, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, International Journal of Knowledge Transfer, Journal of Developing Societies, and Virginia Social Science Journal. Dr. Shahid has worked as a member of the Editorial Board of Victims and Offenders: International Journal of Evidence-Based Theory and Practice, and the Journal of Developing Societies published by E. J. Brill of the Netherlands. He was the President of Virginia Social Science Association in 2008-2009. Dr. Shahid lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with his wife Sufia B. Shahid, MD, and daughter, Ashley Shahid.