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Towards a Rational Legislative Evaluation in Criminal Law

  • Adán Nieto Martín
  • Marta Muñoz de Morales Romero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Fundamentals of Policy Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ana Isabel Pérez Cepeda
      Pages 23-48
  3. Comparative Experiences

  4. Evaluation and Axiological Validity

  5. Evaluation and Judicial Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Juan Antonio Lascuraín
      Pages 297-324
  6. Conclusions

About this book


This book launches a debate on the need to evaluate criminal policies and, what is more complex and ambitious, to develop an evaluation method. The contributions address topics such as the general methodology for evaluating public policy, preparing criminal statistics, and analyzing costs, cost-effectiveness and cost benefits. Additionally, the work explores the state of affairs in various countries including Spain, Sweden, USA, Germany and in the EU. It also examines issues such as the relationship between legislative evaluation and criminal principles and the constitutional courts’ control over criminal acts.


Legisprudence Evaluation Criminal laws Constitutional control Public policies Judicial control Criminal law reforms

Editors and affiliations

  • Adán Nieto Martín
    • 1
  • Marta Muñoz de Morales Romero
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Law and Social SciencesUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain
  2. 2.School of Law and Social SciencesUniversity of Castillo-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain

About the editors

Adán Nieto Martín and Marta Muñoz de Morales Romero are Professors at the Institute of European and International Criminal Law at University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

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