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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:

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 Conclusions.
Selected Bibliography.

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