Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice / Edition 1

Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0761926224
ISBN-13:
9780761926221
Pub. Date:
08/28/2004
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice / Edition 1

"Crime is everywhere." Crime occurs in every country, in both hemispheres, often acting as if state borders did not exist. The Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice is a book about just that-crime IS everywhere. This volume discusses how particular criminal acts are occurring everywhere in the world and also recognizes that it is both possible and necessary to combat such crime.

In this Handbook, editor Philip Reichel has brought together renowned scholars from around the world to offer various perspectives providing global coverage of the increasingly transnational nature of crime and the attempts to provide cooperative cross-national responses. This volume not only has a comprehensive introduction to the topic of transnational crime but also provides specific examples such as international terrorism, drug trafficking, and money laundering to illustrate this ever expanding phenomenon. The Handbook also examines cross-national and international efforts by police, courts, international agencies, and correctional authorities to deal with transnational crime. Part IV concludes the book by addressing emerging issues in transnational crime and justice with particular attention given to transnational organized crime in all regions of the world.

Key Features

  • Covers all major transnational crimes and cooperative efforts to combat those crimes at all stages of the justice process such as the law, police, courts, and corrections
  • Includes original works written by recognized and respected authors in their area of expertise
  • Provides part introductions that summarize the major issues and topics covered within the part's chapters
  • Discussesorganized crime by world regions, offering unique global coverage of a very complex topic
  • Allows readers to easily explore a particular topic since the chapters are designed to stand alone
  • Includes an index for quick access to key terms and names

The Handbook provides criminology and criminal justice students and scholars with a practical perspective on the transnational nature of crime in the 21st century. It is a vital resource for practitioners, policy makers, government agencies, and organizations around the world with international objectives. The Handbook will also be a welcome addition to any academic or public library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761926221
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Michael Levi
Part I-Introduction
Ch. 1: A Historical Overview of Transnational Crime - David Felsen and Akis Kalaitzidis
Ch 2: Comparing Crime and Justice - Harry Dammer, Philip Reichel, and Ni He
Part II-Transnational Crime in the 21st Century
Ch 3: Measuring Transnational Crime - Cindy Hill
Ch 4: Terrorism in Transition - Jonathan R. White
Ch 5: Money Laundering - Elizabeth Joyce
Ch 6: The Illicit Traffic in Plundered Antiquities - Christine Alder and Kenneth Polk
Ch 7: Computer Crime in a Brave New World - Chris Marshall, Hank Robinson, and Daehoon Kwak
Ch 8: Transnational Environmental Crime - Raymond Michalowski and Kevin Bitten
Ch 9: Drug Trafficking as a Transnational Crime - Sandeep Chawla and Thomas Pietschmann
Ch 10: Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants - Andrea Di Nicola
Ch 11: War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity, and Genocide in International Criminal Law - Grant Niemann
Part III-Cross-National and International Efforts to Combat Transnational Crime
Ch 12: Comparative Overview of Policing, Courts, and Corrections - Mitchel Roth
Ch 13: International Instruments on Co-operation in Responding to Transnational Crime - Matti Joutsen
Ch 14: "Wild Beasts Without Nationality": The Uncertain Origins of Interpol, 1898-1914 - Mathieu Deflem
Ch 15: International Cooperation in Policing - Maki Haberfeld and William McDonald
Ch 16: Adjudicating International Crimes - Frank Höpfel and Claudia Angermaier
Ch 17: From Anti-Colonialism to Neocolonialism: A Brief Political-Economic History of Transnational Concern about Corrections - Robert Weiss
Part IV-Regional and Special Issues
Ch 18: Organized Crime inAfrica - Mark Shaw and Gail Wannenburg
Ch 19: Organized Crime in Asia - Richard Ward and Daniel Mabrey
Ch 20: Organized Crime in Europe - Klaus von Lampe
Ch 21: Organized Crime in Latin America - Mauricio Rubio, Roman Ortiz
Ch 22: Organized Crime in North America - Jim Finckenauer and Jay Albanese
Ch 23: Juvenile Justice in the International Arena - John Winterdyk
Ch 24: Symbolic Law, Isolationism, and the Death Penalty - David Keys

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