Campos 1 Comparing the Model Countries Angel Campos Crime Different Cultures
Campos 2 Abstract Criminal Justice Systems differ all over the world. The present text explores the criminal justice system of six countries. England, France, Germany, China, Japan, and Saudi Arabia share similarities and differences when it comes to their criminal justice system, but this text will analyze deeper, including the country’s history and background. Religion, crime rates, government and criminal law will be discussed in this paper.
Campos 3 Every nation on this planet has crime, some more prominent than others, with a criminal justice system that battles these criminals and their offenses. Although every nation has a criminal justice system, they vary through political, religious, and historical beliefs. In his book, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Harry Dammer entails his audience on how multiple countries manage their Criminal Justice System, and at the same time comparing them amongst one another and to the United States. Dammer provides his readers with six countries, he calls model countries. Those six countries consist of England, France, Germany, China, Japan, and Saudi Arabia, where they share a vast amount of similarity and differences. The model countries also share a distinct approach, which is a shared notion of justice, that their citizens should be held accountable for their actions, and this can be compared to the United States. The model countries share similarities and differences specifically with their crime, criminal law, and criminal justice systems. England is a unitary government, which means that governmental power is centralized rather than being divided between states and a central government (Dammer, 2013). This unitary form of government, France shares as well. England and France both have a two-house legislature consisting of the National Assembly, which is the lower chamber and the senate, the upper chamber. They share crime ordeals related to drugs, terrorism, and immigration. Extending on crimes related to drugs, both England and France are transshipment nations when it comes to cocaine and heroin for South America and Southwest Asia (Dammer, 2013). Germany has a Civil Law legal system, and their government is divided into three branches, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, just like France is. China has had difficulty reporting their long term crime because for the first 30 or more years of Communist rule, crime statistics were almost never available. One can see this in the country Saudi Arabia as well, where crime statistics go underreported due to the Shari’a, which promotes informal and
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