1. EU criminal law as an emergent regime : editorial introduction / Joanna Beata Banach-Gutierrez and Christopher Harding 2. Supranational integration in criminal matters within the European Union : what could the future bring? / Joanna Beata Banach-Gutierrez 3. The effects of the civilizing process on penal developments in the European Union / Jaroslaw Utrat-Milecki 4. EU criminal law : national boundaries and the European penal rainbow / Joanna Banach-Gutierrez and Christopher Harding 5. Towards a principled European criminal policy : some lessons from the Nordic countries / Raimo Lahti 6. Towards marginalization of European criminal law : proportionality, subsidiarity, and principled public policy priorities in protecting human life and rights / Hendrik Kaptein 7. EU criminal law and effet utile : a critical examination of the Union's use of criminal law to achieve effective enforcement / Vanessa Franssen 8. Tasks for criminology in the field of EU criminal law and crime policy / Christopher Harding 9. Reflections on the prospects for regional criminal courts : Europe and Africa compared / Harmen van der Wilt 10. The practice of plea bargaining in the Nordic context / Patrick Gunsberg 11. The EU criminal intelligence model : problems and issues / Artur Gruszczak 12. Victims as individuals with rights in the European Union : their protection and their legal standing / Begona Vidal Fernandez 13. Exploring the impact of legal culture in shaping the role of the European public prosecutor : the prospects for penal moderation / Constantina Sampani 14. Exploring the case for criminalisation of business cartels in Europe / Patrick Gunsberg 15. The EU legislation on protection of financial markets against market manipulation and its implementation in Polish law / Anna Blachnio-Parzych 16. Transposing EU framework decisions into the United Kingdom's criminal law : the trials and tribulations of a researcher / Jennifer Edwards.