Coverart for item
The Resource Overuse in the criminal justice system : on criminalization, prosecution and imprisonment = Le recours excessif au système de justice pénale : aux sanctions et poursuites pénales et à la détention, edited by P.H.P.H.M.C. van Kempen, M. Jendly

Overuse in the criminal justice system : on criminalization, prosecution and imprisonment = Le recours excessif au système de justice pénale : aux sanctions et poursuites pénales et à la détention, edited by P.H.P.H.M.C. van Kempen, M. Jendly

Label
Overuse in the criminal justice system : on criminalization, prosecution and imprisonment = Le recours excessif au système de justice pénale : aux sanctions et poursuites pénales et à la détention
Title
Overuse in the criminal justice system
Title remainder
on criminalization, prosecution and imprisonment = Le recours excessif au système de justice pénale : aux sanctions et poursuites pénales et à la détention
Statement of responsibility
edited by P.H.P.H.M.C. van Kempen, M. Jendly
Title variation
Recours excessif au système de justice pénale
Title variation remainder
aux sanctions et poursuites pénales et à la détention
Contributor
Editor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The criminal justice system encompasses the most severe instrument at the state's disposal in times of peace. For this and many other reasons, overuse of that system is a serious matter. It may present itself in different forms. Overuse of criminalization may mean that too much conduct is criminalized without necessity. Overuse of prosecution may present itself if too many violations of criminal offences are prosecuted, while in certain individual cases or specific categories of cases it would be more effective, fairer, more efficient or otherwise desirable to refrain from prosecution and/or to apply alternative means, such as negotiating justice or administrative fines. Finally, the criminal justice system can be overused through the application and execution of too many or too severe prison sentences. All these forms of overuse are discussed in this volume. It contains one introductory chapter, seven thematic chapters and sixteen chapters on individual countries around the world. Themes discussed in these chapters are, among others, the principle that criminal law is and must be regarded as a so-called ultima ratio or ultimum remedium, the relevant human rights framework, worldwide statistics, and legal and practical restraints as well as possibilities to solve overuse. Containing an extensive collection of expert knowledge, this volume intends to expose legal possibilities, good practices and the many challenges that lie ahead when attempting to prevent overuse in the criminal justice system
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, with 3 contributions in French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kempen, P. H. P. H. M. C. van
  • Jendly, Manon
  • International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation
Series statement
  • International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation =
  • Fondation internationale pénale et pénitentiaire
Series volume
47
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal law
  • Proportionality in law
  • Justice pénale
  • Proportionality in law
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
Overuse in the criminal justice system : on criminalization, prosecution and imprisonment = Le recours excessif au système de justice pénale : aux sanctions et poursuites pénales et à la détention, edited by P.H.P.H.M.C. van Kempen, M. Jendly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 630 pages
Isbn
9781780688220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083588063
Label
Overuse in the criminal justice system : on criminalization, prosecution and imprisonment = Le recours excessif au système de justice pénale : aux sanctions et poursuites pénales et à la détention, edited by P.H.P.H.M.C. van Kempen, M. Jendly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 630 pages
Isbn
9781780688220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083588063

Library Locations

    • Biddle Law LibraryBorrow it
      3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, US
      39.954941 -75.193362
Processing Feedback ...