Essays on Dutch Criminal Policy
Pages: 204 pages
Shipping Weight: 610 gram
ISBN (hardcover) : 9789058500236
In 1999, on occasion of its 200th anniversary, the Dutch Ministry of Justice published a concise report on the Dutch Criminal Justice System edited by Professor Peter Tak. Its main objective was to inform foreigners with an interest in the Dutch system.
The report has been well received by many readers, many of whom were foreign students who spent some months at Dutch law faculties as exchange students, others were foreign scholars with an interest in the Dutch systems, often for the sake of comparison with their national system. For that purpose, however, the report was too concise, since it merely provided an overview of the system and did not discuss details or further literature.
Recently Professor Tak celebrated that 25 years ago he was appointed professor of law at the faculty of law of the University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands). Professor Tak has presented a liber advenis amicis, a book for friends abroad. The idea came about to publish a more detailed study of the Dutch Criminal Justice System, in particular on topics, which might attract special interest of foreign scholars, because they are of a controversial nature or under discussion at home.
This book is interesting for any scholar or legal professional dealing with comparative law, and for those who want to know more about the Dutch criminal policy