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Finding Treatises in Print
The Law Library has a good collection of treatises about comparative criminal law, addressing the laws of various countries. These works are not translations of foreign domestic laws, rather, they are analysis of the criminal procedure laws of various countries. Print treatises are best located by searching in an online library catalog.
Here is a partial list of relevant subject headings:
Criminal Procedure (followed by name of jurisdiction)
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and Legislation
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and Legislation (followed by name of jurisdiction)
WorldCat is available online via the Pace Law Library Database page. WorldCat is a catalog of books, audio, video, and electronic materials cataloged by OCLC member libraries. If you identify relevant materials on WorldCat and the Pace Law Library does not have those materials, you can request those materials via Interlibrary Loan.
Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliogaphy
This bibliography, written by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, is a good starting point to see an overview of some of the relevant primary and secondary sources that are available. The bibliography was last updated in 2013.
Pace Library Catalog
Search by author, title, author/title, journal title, keywords, subject, or call number. Sometimes you may have an incorrect title or author's name, so be creative in your searches. If the item is available in one of the other Pace libraries, use the REQUEST link and log in with your name and your Library bar code. Bar codes are available at the Circulation Desk in the Law Library.
There are very few online treatises that you can use when studying criminal procedure laws of foreign countries.
Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice
Covers "criminal law in England and Wales, including both substantive law and the practice and procedure of the courts." Available on Westlaw.
Current Sentencing Practice
Covers "law and practice of sentencing in England and Wales, including the statutory framework, the courts' powers of sentencing, sentencing procedures, and a review of sentencing decisions from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the Divisional Court." Available on WestlawNext.
Renton and Brown’s Criminal Procedure
Covers criminal procedure and practice in the courts of Scotland. Available on WestlawNext.
Focus on: Right to a Fair Trial
Comparative Criminal Procedure: Multiple Topics, Multiple Jurisdictions
These treatises address the topic of comparative criminal law in the context of a variety of different issues across several jurisdictions. This list is not exhaustive, but is meant to serve as a starting point for your research.
Comparative Criminal Procedure: Overview