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Crime and Globalization

ISBN 9780754628057
Published August 20, 2013 by Routledge
648 Pages

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Book Description

This collection spans two decades of cutting-edge thinking on globalization and crime. The selected articles confront criminological with interdisciplinary perspectives from sociology, political science and economics, and demonstrate how globalization has changed manifestations of crime and decisively re-shaped the criminological imagination as well as criminology’s theories, concepts and methodologies. The specially written introduction provides an innovative framework for insights into the manifestations of globalising crime, such as urban development in Mumbai, human rights talk of Brazilian gangs, gemstone mining in Madagascar, and the ’crimes of exclusion’ in the US and Darfur. This volume is ideal for both lecturers and students as it brings together influential foundational writings with in-depth studies from the best authors in the field and from all parts of the world.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Globalization and Crime: Charting New Territory: Globalization: sources and effects on national states and societies, John W. Meyer; The globalization of crime and criminal justice: prospects and problems, David Nelken; Shadows and sovereigns, Carolyn Nordstrom; Transnational crime and global criminology: definitional, typological, and contextual conundrums, David O. Friedrichs; The mean streets of the global village: crimes of exclusion in the United States and Darfur, John Hagan and Wenona Rymond-Richmond. Part II Power, Harm and Crime: Global Actors and Crimes of Globalization: Crimes of globalization: health care, HIV, and the poverty of neoliberalism in sub-Saharan Africa, Ifeanyi Ezeonu; Facilitating corruption and human rights violations: the role of international financial institutions, Dawn L. Rothe; Good guys, bad guys: transnational corporations, rational choice theory and power crime, Leslie Holmes; Narcophobia: drugs prohibition and the generation of human rights abuses, Fernanda Mena and Dick Hobbs. Part III Localizing the Global: Cities, Markets and Crime: The global city: strategic site/new frontier, Saskia Sassen; Going down the glocal: the local context of organised crime, Dick Hobbs; Mumbai’s development mafias: globalization, organized crime and land development, Liza Weinstein; Dangerous spaces of citizenship, gang talk, rights talk and rule of law in Brazil, James Holston. Part IV Crossing Borders: Global Movements, Crime and Control: Without borders? Notes on globalization as a mobility regime, Ronen Shamir; Analysing a world in motion: global flows meet ’criminology of the other’, Katja Franko Aas; Human trafficking: sketchy data and policy responses, Jo Goodey; Policing housemaids: the criminalization of domestic workers in Bahrain, Staci Strobl. Part V Global Trades: at the Intersection of Legal and Illegal Business Transactions: Global anomie, dysnomie, and economic crime: hidden consequences of neolibe

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Susanne Karstedt is Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Australia. David Nelken is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Macerata, Italy, Distinguished Professor of Law, Cardiff University and Visiting Professor of Criminology in the Oxford Law Faculty, UK.