The theft, trafficking, and falsification of cultural property and cultural heritage objects are crimes of a particularly complex nature, which often have international ramifications and significant economic consequences. Organized criminal groups of various types and origins are involved in these illegal acts. The book Crime in the Art and Antiquities World has contributions both from researchers specializing in the illegal trafficking of art, and representatives of international institutions involved with prevention and detection of cultural property-related crimes, such as Interpol and UNESCO. This innovative volume also includes an Appendix of the existing legal texts, i.e. international treaties, conventions, and resolutions, which have not previously been available in a single volume. This work is a unique and useful reference for scholars and private and public bodies alike.
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Introduction.- Criminal Law Protection of Cultural Heritage: an International Perspective.- PART 1: ILLICIT TRAFFiCKING IN CULTURAL HERiTAGE: THE CRIMINOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE.- Overview of Crimes Involving Art and Antiquities The Market as Criminal and Criminals in the Market: Reducing Opportunities for Organised Crime in the International Antiquities Market The Trafficking Problem: A Criminological Perspective.- Unraveling the "Cordata": Just How Organized Is the International Traffic in Cultural Objects? PART 2: CASE STUDIES.- The Market in Iraqi Antiquities 1980-2009 and Academic Involvement in the Marketing Process.- Looting and Illicit Traffic in Antiquities in Africa.- Thieves of Baghdad: The Global Traffic in Stolen Iraqi Antiquities.-PART 3: PREVENTION AND CONTROL.-The Role Of Interpol In The Fight Against The Illicit Trafficking In Cultural Property.- The Experience of the Italian Cultural Heritage Protection Unit ANNEX.
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