Global Criminology and Criminal Justice: Current Issues and Perspectives / Edition 1

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From the Foreword by Piers Beirne, University of Maine:

"Because our world in the new millennium differs so profoundly from the twentieth-century one inhabited by Durkheim, recognition of this overwhelming difference is one of several organizing principles employed by editors Nick Larsen and Russell Smandych. As they rightly stress, a comparative approach to the understanding of crime and justice cannot properly capture the full complexity of globalization at the dawn of the twenty-first century. We need a global criminology now!"

Global Criminology and Criminal Justice brings together 22 articles that constitute some of the most important recent literature in the field. Theory and research is situated within a broader discussion of the historical shift over the past three decades from comparative and international, to global criminology.

Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies; complimentary copies remain readily available to adopters and to academics very likely to adopt this title in the coming academic year. When adoption possibilities are less strong and/or further in the future, academics are requested to purchase the title at an academic discount, with the proviso that UTP Higher Education will happily refund the purchase price (with or without a receipt) if the book is indeed adopted.

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What People Are Saying

Otwin Marenin

This is a great reader. The introductory materials give a precise and informative overview of recent empirical and theoretical developments, a strong rationale for each selection, as well as succinct and tough study questions and links to relevant websites.

Christopher Birkbeck

This book brings together a rich selection of recent work in the increasingly important field of global criminology. The critical stance adopted by many of the authors, the thematic organisation of the text, and the accompanying commentaries and study questions make this an invaluable resource for students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551116822
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
  • Publication date: 12/20/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Larsen is Chair of the Department of Sociology at Chapman University, Orange, CA. He is the editor of Canadian Criminal Justice: An Issues Approach to the Administration of Justice (1998) and co-editor (with Brian Burtch) of Law and Society: Canadian Readings (1999).

Russell Smandych is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

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Table of Contents




Introduction: Foundations for a Global Criminology and Criminal Justice

Russell Smandych and Nick Larsen

Part 1: Perspectives on the Global Study of Crime and Criminal Justice

1. Comparing Cultures, Comparing Crime: Challenges, Prospects, and Problems for a Global Criminology

Susanne Karstedt

2. The Criminological Enterprise in Europe and the United States: A Contextual Exploration

Ineke Haen Marshall

3. Trouble in Paradise: Crime and Collapsed States in the Age of Globalization

Jean-Germain Gros

Part 2: Global Crime: Developments and Issues

4. The World Bank and Crimes of Globalization: A Case Study

David 0. Friedrichs and Jessica Friedrichs

5. Globalization of Criminal Justice in the Corporate Context

Michael J. Gilbert and Steve Russell

6. Bodies, Borders, and Sex Tourism in a Globalized World: A Tale of Two Cities—Amsterdam and Havana

Nancy A. Wonders and Raymond Michalowski

7. Stopping the Illegal Trafficking of Human Beings: How Transnational Police Work Can Stem the Flow of Forced Prostitution

Peter A. Mameli

Part 3: Global Trends in Policing and Security

8. Convergence of Policing Policies and Transnational Policing in Europe

Hartmut Aden

9. Policing Migration: A Framework for Investigating the Regulation of Global Mobility

Leanne Weber and Benjamin Bowling

10. The Transformation of Policing? Understanding Current Trends in Policing Systems

Trevor Jones and Tim Newburn

11. The Accountability of Transnational Policing Institutions: The Strange Case of Interpol

James Sheptycki

Part 4: Systems of Criminal Prosecution, the Courts, and Social Control

12. Prosecutorial Discretion and Plea Bargaining in the United States, France, Germany, and Italy: A Comparative Perspective

Yue Ma

13. The Police, the Prosecutor, and the Juge D'Instruction: Judicial Supervision in France, Theory and Practice

Jacqueline Hodgson

14. Iranian Criminal Justice Under the Islamization Project

Hassan Rezaei

15. Building a Post-War Justice System in Afghanistan

Ali Wardak

16. Social and Legal Control in China: A Comparative Perspective

Xiaoming Chen

Part 5: Convergence and Divergence in Criminal Justice and Penal Policy

17. Comparative Criminal Justice Policy-Making in the United States and the United Kingdom: The Case of Private


Trevor Jones and Tim Newburn

18. Prison Populations as Political Constructs: The Case of Finland, Holland, and Sweden

Hanns von Hofer

19. Drug Policy Developments Within the European Union: The Destabilizing Effects of Dutch and Swedish Drug Policies

Caroline Chatwin

Part 6: Challenges for a Global Criminology: Human Rights Crimes and International Criminal Justice

20. Dealing with the Legacy of Past War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses: Experiences and Trends

Ivan Simonovic

21. Advocacy and Scholarship in the Study of International War Crime Tribunals and Transitional Justice

Leslie Vinjamuri and Jack Snyder

22. War, Aggression, and State Crime: A Criminological Analysis of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq

Ronald C. Kramer and Raymond J. Michalowski


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