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"Though mostly out of public view, art crime is a very lucrative global business. In introducing this collection of 20 essays by international interdisciplinary experts, Charney (Association for Research into Crimes Against Art) situates 'the quiet crime' in the contexts of organized crime, terrorist groups, and the need for better policing policies. Via case studies
and interviews, he addresses disputes over ownership of cultural heritage and wartime plundered art, authenticity, and museum security. The volume includes statistics, reflections on why masterpieces matter, and art images."
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"A well-edited, useful, readable and (sadly) very much necessary collection."
"…a compelling collection that interrogates the evolution of art crime from the modern period to the present… Recommended. Lower and upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, general readers."