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 requisite background
knowledge for understanding 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 is focused upon criminal procedure in each country: the general
characteristics of the procedure, the organization of investigation, pre-trial
proceedings, trial stage and appeals. A final part covers the execution and
extinction of the sanctions.
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Each monograph follows the outline below.
Introduction. The Authors. Table of Contents. List of Abbreviations. Preface.
General Introduction. Selected Bibliography.
Part I: Substantive Criminal Law. 1. General Principles. 2. Scope of
Application of Criminal Statutes.3. General Principles of Criminal Liability.
4. Justification, Excuse and Other Grounds of Impunity.5. Incomplete or Partly
Perpetrated Criminal Offences. 6. Classification and Survey of Criminal
Offences.7. The Sanctioning System. Part II: Criminal Procedure. 1.
Principles, Institutions, Stages. 2. Powers, Rights and Duties in the
Pre-Trial Proceedings. 3. The Inquiry in Court. Part III: Execution and
Extinction of Sanctions.1. Sources of Penitentiary Law and Nature of
Regulations. 2. General Principles Concerning the Execution of Sentences and
Orders. 3. The Prison System. 4. Extinction of Sanctions or Sentences. General
FRONT MATTER: International Advisory Board; Encyclopaedias and Editors;
Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of Laws; Curriculum Vitae of the
GENERAL SECTION: List of Contributors; Introducing the International
Encyclopaedia of Criminal Law; Curriculum Vitae of the Editors.
Belgium, by Prof. L. Dupont and Prof. C. Fijnaut; Bulgaria, by Prof. T. Hinova
and Prof. E. Trendafilova-Batchvarova; Canada, by Prof. A. N. Young; Chile, by
S. I. Politoff, F. A. J. Koopmans, and M. C. Ramírez;China, by Prof. Mi
Zhou and Prof. Shizhou Wang; Denmark, by Prof. L.B. Langsted, Judge P. Garde,
and Prof. V. Greve; Greece/ Hellas, by Prof. I.G. Anagnostopoulos and Prof.
K.D. Magliveras; Hong Kong, by Mr. W. Ho India, by V. Vinayak Palkar; Kenya,
by F. D. P. Situma; Morocco, by Prof. Dr. M. Amzazi; The Netherlands, by Dr.
J. A. W. Lensing; Portugal, by M. J. Antunes and P. Caeiro; Singapore, by
Prof. K. L. Koh and Y. L. Tan; South Africa, by Prof. J. R. L. Milton, Prof.
S. E. van der Merwe, and Prof. D. Van Zyl Smit; Turkey, by Dr. F. Yenisey;
Uganda, by Prof. D. D. N. Nsereko; United Kingdom (England and Wales), by
Prof. L.H. Leigh and Prof. J.E. Hall Williams; Yugoslavia, by Prof. Z.
Stojanovi´c, Prof. O. Peri´c and D. Ignjatovi´c; Zimbabwe, by Prof. G. Feltoe.