xxxvi, 533 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"International crime and justice is an emerging field that covers international and transnational crimes that have not been the focus of mainstream criminology or criminal justice. This book examines the field from a global perspective. It provides an introduction to the nature of international and transnational crimes and the theoretical perspectives that assist in understanding the relationship between social change and the waxing and waning of the crime opportunities resulting from globalization, migration, and culture conflicts. Written by a team of world experts, it examines the central role of victim rights in the development of legal frameworks for the prevention and control of transnational and international crimes. It also discusses the challenges to delivering justice and obtaining international cooperation in efforts to deter, detect, and respond to these crimes. This book is arranged in nine parts covering the subject matter of international criminal justice. Each of the short chapters provides readers with an understanding of the main concepts relevant to the topic and sensitizes them to the complex nature of the problems"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Machine generated contents note: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Part I. International Criminology: 1. The globalization of crime; 2. Routine activities and transnational crime; 3. Migration and crime; 4. Political violence: a criminological analysis; 5. International victimology; 6. Children and international criminal justice; 7. Women and international criminal justice; 8. Culture and crime; Part II. Law, Punishment, and Crime Control Philosophies of the World: 9. Legal systems of the world; 10. Punishment philosophies; 11. Cross-national measures of punitiveness; 12. Prisons around the world; 13. Crime prevention in international context; Part III. Transnational Crime: 14. International drug trafficking; 15. Trafficking in human beings; 16. International trafficking of stolen vehicles; 17. Small arms trafficking; 18. Trafficking in art, antiquities, and cultural heritage; 19. The illegal cigarette trade; 20. Cyber crime; 21. International fraud; 22. Money laundering; 23. Child pornography; 24. Maritime crimes; 25. Transnational environmental crime; 26. The Bhopal gas disaster and corporate criminal negligence; 27. Endangered species markets: a focus for criminology?; 28. Corruption; 29. Tourist and visitor crimes; Part IV. Organized Crime and Terrorism: 30. Transnational organized crime; 31. The rise of Balkan organized crime; 32. Russian organized crime/groups; 33. The Italian mafia; 34. Extortion and organized crime; 35. Asian organized crime groups; 36. Drug cartels: neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire; 37. International implications of domestic terrorism; 38. Terrorism; Part V. International Crime: 39. Genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; 40. History of genocide; 41. Apartheid: a crime against humanity; 42. War crimes; 43. Crime of aggression; Part VI. Delivering International Justice: 44. The role of the United Nations; 45. Treaties and international law; 46. International criminal tribunals; 47. The International Criminal Court - ICC; 48. The ICC processing of the Darfur Situation; 49. Victims' rights in the International Criminal Court; 50. NGOs and international criminal justice; 51. Human rights commissions; 52. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa; 53. The Guatemalan truth commission; Part VII. International Cooperation and Criminal Justice: 54. World policing systems; 55. Cross-border policing; 56. Challenge and transition - policing developments in the European criminal justice system; 57. The European Union and judicial cooperation; 58. The longer arm of the law: the growth and limits of international law enforcement and criminal justice cooperation; 59. International co-operation to combat money laundering; Part VIII. International Research and Crime Statistics: 60. National crime statistics: U.S. uniform crime reports and the National Crime Victimization Survey; 61. Highlights of the International Crime Victims Survey; 62. Cross-national comparisons based on official statistics of crime; 63. International self-report delinquency; 64. Qualitative comparative criminological research methods; Part IX. International Research Resources: 65. International criminal justice: printed and electronic media, journals and professional associations; 66. World criminal justice library network.