Source: (2006) Council of Europe. Crime Policy in Europe. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

"Dealing with criminal policy in Council of Europe member states Crime policy in Europe highlights examples of promising practices in specific countries which might offer encouragement to other countries, while bearing in mind that the transfer of such practices must always take into account the cultural and legal specificities of national systems. All of the examples cited in this volume demonstrate the strong impact crime policy can have. "The 'good practice' examples presented are grouped under four headings: crime prevention, mediation and other community sanctions, the prison system, and criminal procedure. "Most of the authors are members of the Council of Europe's Criminological Scientific Council (CSC). Others have been invited by the CSC to contribute to the book given their expert knowledge of the situation in their particular country." (publisher's description)