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Criminology and Criminal Justice in Malta

NCJ Number
European Journal of Criminology Volume: 6 Issue: 1 Dated: January 2009 Pages: 89-108
Trevor Calafato; Paul Knepper
Date Published
January 2009
20 pages
This essay reviews the history and current status of criminology and criminal justice in Malta.
Maltese criminology occupies a significant place in the national life of Malta. Maltese criminologists, in their role in teaching and training police, probation, and other criminal justice officials, have identifiable influence on the practice of criminal justice. Although some institutions are more reluctant than others to incorporate academic research into the planning process, there is a well-prepared core of researchers carrying out relevant research. As Malta continues to engage in research with European partners, and implements postgraduate study, it is well on the way to becoming an established center of criminology in Europe. Maltese’s historical background, forensic studies, crime and crime statistics, criminal justice, police, criminal courts, prison and probation, victim services, youth and drugs, prostitution, terrorism, tourism, and immigration are discussed in detail. Tables, and references