International and Comparative Criminal Justice: A critical introduction

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This book explores the growing internationalisation of criminal justice as a phenomenon of global governance and provides students with a critical understanding of the increasing establishment of international institutions for regulating transnational crime, the development of alternative justice processes across the globe, and international co-operation and supra-national developments in areas of criminal justice policies and practices. Key topics covered include:

  • The historical development of International Criminal Justice institutions and traditions
  • International Restorative Justice
  • Victim communities and collaborative justice
  • The relationship between crime and war
  • International Human Rights
  • The ‘War on Terror’
  • The globalisation of crime and control
  • International developments in policing
  • The International Criminal Court
  • International criminal law

This text will familiarize students with the literature and debates relating to the field of international criminal justice and appreciate their theoretical and policy context. In so doing it encourages students to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to the study of international developments and the analysis of comparative policy convergence and research, analyse and communicate in an informed and critical way theoretical accounts and empirical studies within the field of international criminal justice.

This book will be essential reading for upper level undergraduates taking courses in criminal law, international relations and governance and postgraduates engaged in international criminal justice, international law, regulation and governance and human rights.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415688697
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/7/2013
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Mark Findlay is Deputy Director of the Institute of Criminology at Chair in International Criminal Justice at the University of Sydney; Professor of Law, Singapore Management University; until recently Professor of International Criminal Justice, University of Leeds; and a Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. Professor Findlay is a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and has worked as a research consultant for international agencies, governments and private consortia in many jurisdictions.

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Table of Contents

1. Emerging International Criminal Justice – Institutions and Paradigms, 2. International Criminal Law? – Challenges for a New Jurisprudence, 3. Introducing International Crime Control-Legislative Foundations of ICJ: Rome Statute and the ICC – the ad hoc Tribunals, 4. Transforming the International Criminal Trial – Access, Inclusivity and Integration, 5. Globalisation of Crime and Control – Rights, Justice and Order – Torture Case-study, 6. Victim Communities and Collaborative Justice – transforming the constituency of global justice – challenges and legitimacy, 7. International Criminal Justice and Global Governance – International Developments in Governing through Globalised Crime, 8. Global Crime Concerns – why these and not these?, 9. Responding to Trans-national and Cross Border Crime-Controlling the Risk Society, 10. Crime and Development – Influence of Crime on Transitional Cultures – Corruption Case-Study, 11. International Crime Control – The ‘War’ Discourse, 12. Futures of International Criminal Justice – Pathways yet to be taken

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