International Encyclopaedia for Criminal Law
Edited by Prof. Frank Verbruggen & Dr. Vanessa Franssen
The national monographs in this subset of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws provide a general insight into criminal law and procedure in different countries. For each country, an introduction presents the necessary background information needed to understand the principles of criminal justice, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of substantive criminal law - its general principles, the principles of criminal responsibility or liability, and the grounds for the justification of criminal offences.
A third part focuses upon criminal procedure in each country: the general characteristics of the procedure, the organisation of investigations, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage and appeals. A final part covers the execution and extinction of the sanctions.