American criminal justice may be one of the best known - and most influential - systems of criminal justice in the world, but also the least understood: countless films and television series portray American police officers, prosecutors and lawyers, but over 95 percent of criminal matters result in guilty pleas, and trials are becoming vanishingly scarce as people accused of crime choose to strike a deal with increasingly powerful prosecutors. Sentencing 'reform' has led to a burgeoning prison population that is by far the highest among economically advanced countries. Meanwhile, American prosecutors have gained increasing (and largely unchecked) power to apply US criminal laws to worldwide corporations and individuals with little or no connection with the country. American Criminal Justice: An Introduction provides a readable, comprehensive review of the American criminal process behind these and other problems.
Lord Goldsmith QC - Former Attorney General of the United Kingdom
Loretta Lynch - former Attorney General of the United States
Michael B. Mukasey - former Attorney General of the United States, and former Federal Judge
David Green QC - former Director, Serious Fraud Office of the United Kingdom
Brandon Garrett - L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law, Duke University, North Carolina, and author of Too Big to Jail
Carsten Momsen - Head of Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law, and Corporate Criminal Law - Faculty of Law, Freie Universität Berlin
Antoine Garapon - Secretary General, Institut des Hautes Études sur la Justice, Paris