1st Edition

International and Comparative Criminal Justice
A critical introduction

ISBN 9780415688710
Published June 3, 2013 by Routledge
352 Pages

USD $79.95

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Book Description

International criminal justice is in transition. This book explores the growing internationalisation of criminal justice as a phenomenon of global governance. It provides students with a critical understanding of  the international institutions for regulating transnational crime, the development of alternative justice processes across the globe, and international and supra-national co-operation criminal justice policies and practices. Key topics covered include:

The historical development of International Criminal Justice institutions and traditions

International Restorative Justice

Victim communities and collaborative justice

The relationship between crime and war

International Human Rights

The ‘War on Terror’

The globalisation of crime and control

Developments in global governance, communitarian justice and accountability

This text will familiarize students with the literature and debates surrounding international criminal justice and enable them to critically appreciate their theoretical and policy context. In doing so, it encourages students to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to the study of global justice and the analysis of comparative policy convergence and research. It will also help students to reflect on, and communicate in an informed and critical way theoretical accounts and empirical studies within the field of international criminal justice.

This book will be essential reading for upper level undergraduates taking courses in criminal law, international relations and governance and postgraduates engaged in international criminal justice, international law, regulation and governance and human rights.

Table of Contents

1. Emerging international criminal justice: Institutions and Paradigms, 2. International Criminal Law? Challenges for a new Jurisprudence, 3. The Institutional Foundations of International Criminal Justice, 4. Transforming International Criminal Justice, 5. Victims – the Legitimate Constituency for International Criminal Justice?, 6. The Globalisation of Crime and Control – Rights, Justice and Order, 7. International Criminal Justice and Global Governance – Governing through Risk, Security and Justice, 8. Responding to Trans-national and Trans-border crime: Controlling the risk Society?, 9. Crime and Development: the Influence of Crime on Transitional Cultures and Corruption case-study, 10. The Future of International Criminal Justice – Pathways yet to be taken?

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Professor Mark Findlay is Deputy Director of the Institute of Criminology at Chair in International Criminal Justice at the University of Sydney; Professor of Law, Singapore Management University; until recently Professor of International Criminal Justice, University of Leeds; and a Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. Professor Findlay is a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and has worked as a research consultant for international agencies, governments and private consortia in many jurisdictions.