Report series 26. Profiles of Criminal Justice Systems in Europe and North America

Kristiina Kangaspunta ed., Helsinki 1995. ISBN 951-53-0095-9 (332 pages).
This is a companion volume to publication no. 25, and has been prepared by the same expert working group. It contains brief descriptions of the criminal justice systems of some fifty European and North American countries, including - for the first time in print - all of the constituent republics of the former USSR. The data includes information on criminal and criminal procedural law, the structure and operation of the police, prosecution, courts and corrections, and information from the Fourth United Nations Survey on crime trends from 1986 to 1990. The length of the individual profiles varies from two or three pages to over twenty pages.