This book addresses immensely consequential crimes in the world today that, to date, have been almost wholly neglected by students of crime and criminal justice: crimes of globalization. This term refers to the hugely harmful consequences of the policies and practices of international financial institutions – principally in the global South. A case is made for characterizing these policies and practices specifically as crime. Although there is now a substantial criminological literature on transnational crimes, crimes of states and state-corporate crimes, crimes of globalization intersect with, but are not synonymous with, these crimes.
Identifying specific reasons why students of crime and criminal justice should have an interest in this topic, this text also identifies underlying assumptions, defines key terms, and situates crimes of globalization within the criminological enterprise. The authors also define crimes of globalization and review the literature to date on the topic; review the current forms of crimes of globalization; outline an integrated theory of crimes of globalization; and identify the challenges of controlling the international financial institutions that perpetrate crimes of globalization, including the role of an emerging Global Justice Movement.
The authors of this book have published widely on white collar crime, crimes of states, state-corporate crime and related topics. This book will be essential reading for academics and students of crime and criminal justice who, the authors argue, need to attend to emerging forms of crime that arise specifically out of the conditions of globalization in our increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
‘Written with drive and flair, this book intends to shake up criminology. It encourages it to move away from parochial concerns and towards addressing the global issues of our time. Crimes of Globalization is a wake-up call - for social science in general and for criminology in particular.’ - Dr Francis Pakes, University of Portsmouth, UK
'A lucid - and provocative - introduction to the crimes of global financial institutions.' - David Nelken, Distinguished Professor of Sociology , University of Macerata , Italy
‘Criminology has a critical role in exposing, interpreting, explaining and responding to harms perpetrated by international financial institutions. This book provides a stimulating, controversial and provocative foundation for addressing the present injustices associated with, and future uncertainties created by, the crimes of globalisation. Not to be missed.’ - Professor Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia
‘This compelling narrative of globalization and crime navigates the boundary between global harms and crimes and the space between the powerful international institutions of globalization and its powerless victims. Dawn L. Rothe and David O. Friedrichs, both renowned for path-breaking work in the area of global, state and white collar crime, open up new perspectives and provide fresh insights into the world of crimes of globalization. With thought-provoking case studies, conceptual clarity and theoretical imagination this book is a must-read for every truly global criminologist - teachers and students alike.’ - Susanne Karstedt, Professor of Criminology, University of Leeds, UK
Preface 1. Crimes of Globalization and the Criminological Enterprise 2. What are Crimes of Globalization? 3. Some Current Cases of Crimes of Globalization 4. Towards an Integrated Theory of Crimes of Globalization 5. Crimes of Globalization and the Global Justice Movement.
Critical criminology has gone through a number of significant changes since its birth in the early 1970s. New Directions in Critical Criminology provides authoritative original essays on major contemporary issues of central concern to critical criminologists around the world. Each book examines new areas of empirical and theoretical inquiry, and sets out an agenda for innovative progressive ways of thinking critically about crime, law, and social control.
These books are specifically designed to be useful resources for undergraduate and post-graduate students, researchers, and policy makers.