The constitutions of most of the East European states contain special articles articulating the duty of the courts to protect the country’s socialist system. The overriding aspect of the East European judicial system is its total subjugation to party needs. In fact, in Eastern Europe the judiciary is a subordinate organ of law enforcement, which has no possibility of actually controlling and checking the other branches of the government, let alone the party. The office of the prosecutor general is another characteristic specific to the East European judicial system. Two main categories of offenses focus the attention of the East European courts: crimes against the socialist political system and against the socialist economic order, or in short—political and economic crimes. The overriding aspect of the East European judicial system is its total subjugation to party needs. The East European judicial system resembles the Western model only in its structure.