Global Criminology and Criminal Justice: Current Issues and Perspectives

Edited by Nick Larsen and Russell Smandych

© 2007

From the Foreword by Piers Beirne, University of Maine:

"Because our world in the new millennium differs so profoundly from the twentieth-century one inhabited by Durkheim, recognition of this overwhelming difference is one of several organizing principles employed by editors Nick Larsen and Russell Smandych. As they rightly stress, a comparative approach to the understanding of crime and justice cannot properly capture the full complexity of globalization at the dawn of the twenty-first century. We need a global criminology now!"

Global Criminology and Criminal Justice brings together 22 articles that constitute some of the most important recent literature in the field. Theory and research is situated within a broader discussion of the historical shift over the past three decades from comparative and international, to global criminology.

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Global Criminology and Criminal Justice brings together 22 articles that constitute some of the most important recent literature in the field.

Global Criminology and Criminal Justice: Current Issues and Perspectives

Edited by Nick Larsen and Russell Smandych

© 2007

From the Foreword by Piers Beirne, University of Maine:

"Because our world in the new millennium differs so profoundly from the twentieth-century one inhabited by Durkheim, recognition of this overwhelming difference is one of several organizing principles employed by editors Nick Larsen and Russell Smandych. As they rightly stress, a comparative approach to the understanding of crime and justice cannot properly capture the full complexity of globalization at the dawn of the twenty-first century. We need a global criminology now!"

Global Criminology and Criminal Justice brings together 22 articles that constitute some of the most important recent literature in the field. Theory and research is situated within a broader discussion of the historical shift over the past three decades from comparative and international, to global criminology.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 518 pages
  • Dimensions: 7.0in x 1.2in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    This book brings together a rich selection of recent work in the increasingly important field of global criminology. The critical stance adopted by many of the authors, the thematic organisation of the text, and the accompanying commentaries and study questions make this an invaluable resource for students.


    Christopher Birkbeck, University of Salford

    This is a great reader. The introductory materials give a precise and informative overview of recent empirical and theoretical developments, a strong rationale for each selection, as well as succinct and tough study questions and links to relevant websites.


    Otwin Marenin, Washington State University
  • Author Information

    Nick Larsen is Chair of the Department of Sociology at Chapman University, Orange, CA. He is the editor of Canadian Criminal Justice: An Issues Approach to the Administration of Justice (1998) and co-editor (with Brian Burtch) of Law and Society: Canadian Readings (1999).



    Russell Smandych is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

  • Table of contents

    Foreword

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction: Foundations for a Global Criminology and Criminal Justice
    Russell Smandych and Nick Larsen

    Part 1: Perspectives on the Global Study of Crime and Criminal Justice

    1. Comparing Cultures, Comparing Crime: Challenges, Prospects, and Problems for a Global Criminology
    Susanne Karstedt

    2. The Criminological Enterprise in Europe and the United States: A Contextual Exploration
    Ineke Haen Marshall

    3. Trouble in Paradise: Crime and Collapsed States in the Age of Globalization
    Jean-Germain Gros

    Part 2: Global Crime: Developments and Issues 

    4. The World Bank and Crimes of Globalization: A Case Study
    David 0. Friedrichs and Jessica Friedrichs

    5. Globalization of Criminal Justice in the Corporate Context
    Michael J. Gilbert and Steve Russell

    6. Bodies, Borders, and Sex Tourism in a Globalized World: A Tale of Two Cities—Amsterdam and Havana
    Nancy A. Wonders and Raymond Michalowski

    7. Stopping the Illegal Trafficking of Human Beings: How Transnational Police Work Can Stem the Flow of Forced Prostitution
    Peter A. Mameli

    Part 3: Global Trends in Policing and Security

    8. Convergence of Policing Policies and Transnational Policing in Europe
    Hartmut Aden

    9. Policing Migration: A Framework for Investigating the Regulation of Global Mobility
    Leanne Weber and Benjamin Bowling

    10. The Transformation of Policing? Understanding Current Trends in Policing Systems
    Trevor Jones and Tim Newburn

    11. The Accountability of Transnational Policing Institutions: The Strange Case of Interpol
    James Sheptycki

    Part 4: Systems of Criminal Prosecution, the Courts, and Social Control

    12. Prosecutorial Discretion and Plea Bargaining in the United States, France, Germany, and Italy: A Comparative Perspective
    Yue Ma

    13. The Police, the Prosecutor, and the Juge D'Instruction: Judicial Supervision in France, Theory and Practice
    Jacqueline Hodgson 

    14. Iranian Criminal Justice Under the Islamization Project
    Hassan Rezaei

    15. Building a Post-War Justice System in Afghanistan
    Ali Wardak

    16. Social and Legal Control in China: A Comparative Perspective
    Xiaoming Chen

    Part 5: Convergence and Divergence in Criminal Justice and Penal Policy 

    17. Comparative Criminal Justice Policy-Making in the United States and the United Kingdom: The Case of Private Prisons
    Trevor Jones and Tim Newburn

    18. Prison Populations as Political Constructs: The Case of Finland, Holland, and Sweden
    Hanns von Hofer

    19. Drug Policy Developments Within the European Union: The Destabilizing Effects of Dutch and Swedish Drug Policies
    Caroline Chatwin

    Part 6: Challenges for a Global Criminology: Human Rights Crimes and International Criminal Justice

    20. Dealing with the Legacy of Past War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses: Experiences and Trends
    Ivan Simonovic

    21. Advocacy and Scholarship in the Study of International War Crime Tribunals and Transitional Justice
    Leslie Vinjamuri and Jack Snyder

    22. War, Aggression, and State Crime: A Criminological Analysis of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
    Ronald C. Kramer and Raymond J. Michalowski

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