Glossary 'Criminal justice in Europe'

Welcome to the English homepage of the glossary “Criminal justice in Europe”, a co-production of English, French and German organisations with the assistance of the European Union’s GROTIUS program and the Danish Welfare Society.

This glossary has been created for those interested not only in getting the translation but also the explanation of important terms in criminal justice. With Europe becoming ever more closely connected it is essential to acquire a thorough knowledge of the different systems of criminal justice and thus to bring about a common understanding.

The use of this glossary is free of charge. However, please note our statements regarding copyright and non-liability.

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Practical tips

You can conduct your search in two ways:
1. Enter the word in question into the search field and then click on 'Search'.

2. Click on the first letter of the term in question on the alphabetical string. All terms starting with this letter will then appear in a list from which you can choose the term you are looking for.

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