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International Practices of Criminal Justice

Social and legal perspectives

Edited by Mikkel Jarle Christensen, Ron Levi

© 2018 – Routledge

282 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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International Practices of Criminal Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives examines the practitioners, practices, and institutions that are transforming the relationship between criminal justice and international governance. The book links two dimensions of international criminal justice, by analyzing the fields of international criminal law and international police cooperation. Although often thought of separately, each of these fields presents criminal justice as a governance method for resolving international challenges and crises. By focusing on examples from international criminal tribunals, transitional justice, transnational crime, and transnational policing and prosecution, the contributors to this collection all examine how criminal justice is unmoored from the state, while also attending to the struggles and challenges that emerge when criminal justice is used as a form of international action. International Practices of Criminal Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives breaks new ground in criminology, international legal studies and the sociology of law, and will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners across a wide array of fields in criminal justice, international law, and international governance.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An internationalized criminal justice: paths of law and paths of police

Mikkel Jarle Christensen and Ron Levi

Part I

1. Reunited Europe and the internationalization of criminal law: the creation and circulation of criminal law as an international governance tool

MIKKEL JARLE CHRISTENSEN

2.Displacing and replacing the criminal law within the European space

ANTOINE MÉGIE

3. The transformation of legal ideas: the globalization and politicization of transitional justice in the Middle East

JAMIE ROWEN

4. The global governance of transnational crime: implications for justice and the rule of law

VALSAMIS MITSILEGAS

Part II

5. Prosecutorial strategies and opening statements: justifying international prosecutions from the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg through to the International Criminal Court

RON LEVI, SARA DEZALAY AND MICHAEL AMIRASLANI

6. Red Notices and transnational police practices

NICOLA LANGILLE AND FRÉDÉRIC MÉGRET

7. Trading on guilt: the judicial logic of plea bargains at the ICTY and its transplant to Serbia and Bosnia

KERSTIN BREE CARLSON

8. The making of international criminal justice: towards a sociology of the ‘legal field’

KIRSTEN CAMPBELL

9. Extracurricular international criminal law

MARK A. DRUMBL

Part III

10. Criminal investigation and prosecution by a European public prosecutor’s office in the EU: shared enforcement without procedural safeguards and judicial protection?

MICHIEL LUCHTMAN AND JOHN VERVAELE

11. Virtual trials revisited: the shifting politics of state cooperation from the UN ad hoc tribunals to the International Criminal Court

VICTOR PESKIN

12. Rwanda’s Kabgayi Trial between international justice and national reconciliation

SIGALL HOROVITZ

13. As the pendulum swings – the revival of the hybrid tribunal

MARK KERSTEN

Index

About the Editors

Mikkel Jarle Christensen is Associate Professor at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.

Ron Levi is the George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies, Deputy Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology at the University of Toronto. He is also cross-appointed in the Faculty of Law, the Departments of Political Science, and the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW051000
LAW / International
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology