Crime and Law Enforcement

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Reports in this area of the collection discuss various criminal laws of countries around the world. Some of these reports provide historical background and summaries of a country’s entire penal code or criminal justice system, while others focus on specific criminal provisions and penalties, such as treason and capital punishment. A notable exception to this subject area are those reports describing laws pertaining to illegal drugs, which are organized separately in the “Drug Use and Regulation” project of this campaign.

Note: these reports are provided for historical reference purposes only. They do not constitute legal advice and do not represent the official opinion of the United States Government. The information provided reflects research undertaken as of the date of writing and has not been updated unless specifically noted.

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