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The World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems

Abstract | New country reports | Original country reports


Abstract

This factbook, developed under BJS grants, provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of 45 countries around the world. The original 42 descriptions were completed in 1993. The latest 5 entries including two updated country profiles were prepared in 2002 under the direction of William McDonald Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and Deputy Director, Institute of Criminal Law and Procedure, Law Center, Georgetown University


New country reports

Template used to develop these reports.

Brazil
ASCII file (82K) | Spreadsheets (zip format 43K)

Colombia
ASCII file (217K) | Spreadsheets (zip format 36K)
Spanish version: Acrobat file (731K)

Costa Rica
ASCII file (84K) | Spreadsheets (zip format 5K)
Spanish version: Acrobat file (72K)

Mexico
ASCII file (163K) | Spreadsheets (zip format 56K)
Spanish version: Acrobat file (140K)

Venezuela
ASCII file (146K) | Spreadsheets (zip format 28K)
Spanish version: Acrobat file (480k)

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Original country reports

Full report - A compilation of all of the original 42 country reports and the Introduction of the Fact Book: Zip format (680K)

Preface ASCII text file (4K)

Introduction: ASCII text file (37K)

Individual country reports
The country reports (in ASCII) are listed in alphabetical order. More non-criminal justice information about these countries is available from the CIA's World Factbook.

To go to the entry for a country, click on the first letter of the country:

A B C D E F G H I J K M N P R S T U V

A

Australia: ASCII text file (39K)

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B

Bulgaria: ASCII text file (38K)

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C

Canada: ASCII text file (84K)

China: ASCII text file (32K)

Costa Rica: ASCII text file (29K) | See updated report

Cuba: ASCII text file (33K)

Czech Republic: ASCII text file (81K)

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D

Denmark: ASCII text file (34K)

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E

England and Wales: ASCII text file (40K)

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F

Finland: ASCII text file (27K)

France: ASCII text file (27K)

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G

Germany: ASCII text file (81K)

Ghana: ASCII text file (31K)

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H

Hong Kong: ASCII text file (34K)

Hungary:ASCII text file (26K)

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I

India: ASCII text file (47K)

Ireland: ASCII text file (47K)

Israel: ASCII text file (47K)

Italy: ASCII text file (82K)

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J

Japan: ASCII text file (34K)

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K

Kenya: ASCII text file (36K)

M

Malta: ASCII text file (28K)

Micronesia: ASCII text file (30K)

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N

The Netherlands: ASCII text file (90K)

New Zealand: ASCII text file (57K)

Nigeria: ASCII text file (56K)

Northern Ireland: ASCII text file (21K)

Norway: ASCII text file (70K)

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P

Papua New Guinea: ASCII text file (76K)

Poland: ASCII text file (58K)

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R

Russia: ASCII text file (30K)

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S

Singapore: ASCII text file (30K)

Slovak Republic: ASCII text file (29K)

Slovenia: ASCII text file (19K)

South Africa: ASCII text file (73K)

South Korea: ASCII text file (29K)

Spain: ASCII text file (34K)

Sri Lanka: ASCII text file (34K)

Sweden: ASCII text file (49K)

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T

Taiwan: ASCII text file (16K)

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U

Ukraine: ASCII text file (29K)

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V

Venezuela: ASCII text file (43K) | See updated report

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