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IEL Criminal Law Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Criminal Law includes information in book-length form written in English for 26 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in criminal law for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in criminal law.  These monographs include a general introduction on criminal law followed by specialized chapters on principles, institutions, and stages, powers, rights, and duties, the trial and the legal remedies, and the prison system.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

Table of Contents
The Authors
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Part I. Substantive Criminal Law
Chapter 1. General Principles
Chapter 2. Scope of Application of Criminal Statutes
Chapter 3. General Principles of Criminal Liability
Chapter 4. Justification, Excuse, and Other Grounds
of Impunity
Chapter 5. Criminal Attempt and Parties to Criminal Offences
Chapter 6. Classification and Survey of Criminal Offences
Chapter 7. The Sanctioning System
Chapter 8. Other Consequences of Offences
Part II. Criminal Procedure
Chapter 1. Principles, Institutions, and Stages
Chapter 2. Powers, Rights, and Duties in the Pre-trial
Chapter 3. The Trial and the Legal Remedies
Part III. Execution and Extinction of Sanctions
Chapter 1. Sources of Penitentiary Law and the Nature
of Regulations
Chapter 2. Fundamental Principles of the Prison System
Chapter 3. The Prison System
Chapter 4. Extinction of Criminal Liability
General Conclusion

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