Criminal Justice in the United States and Germany / Strafrecht in den Vereinigten Staaten und Deutschland

History, Modernization and Reform / Geschichte und neuere Entwicklungen

1. Edition, 2006
222 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5273-8
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Geschichte
Series: Publikationen der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie / Publications of the Bavarian American Academy, Volume No.: 6
Available: 31.01.2007

Keywords: USA, Deutschland, Aufsatzsammlung, Criminal Justice, Strafrecht, Rechtsvergleich, Strafrechtsreform, Strafvollzug, Legislative, Todesstrafe

Criminal justice is a salient and controversial political issue in both Germany and the United States. Public perception is often dominated by media sensationalism and dramatized images of popular culture, while experts tend to focus on institutions and procedures. This volume brings together contributions from German and American scholars representing various disciplines, including criminology, criminal law, political science, sociology, and history. The essays address both broader social issues, such as race, gender, and the death penalty, and specific problems of administering criminal justice, including sentencing, corrections, or electronic monitoring. Their unifying themes are the dynamics of legal and social change and the quest for reform to make the criminal justice system both fairer and more efficient. Some of the essays invoke a comparative perspective, while others focus on national case studies.

Immanuel Fick in: Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2009, 111f

in: ZUSAS Occasional Papers, No. 3, 115ff

in: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, HR 2.21; NR 2.64, 2.3. online 7.4.08