The Routledge Handbook of International Criminology brings together the latest thinking and findings from a diverse group of both senior and promising young scholars from around the globe. This collaborative project articulates a new way of thinking about criminology that extends existing perspectives in understanding crime and social control across borders, jurisdictions, and cultures, and facilitates the development of an overarching framework that is truly international.
The book is divided into three parts, in which three distinct yet overlapping types of crime are analyzed: international crime, transnational crime, and national crime. Each of these perspectives is then articulated through a number of chapters which cover theory and methods, international and transnational crime analyses, and case studies of criminology and criminal justice in relevant nations. In addition, questions placed at the end of each chapter encourage greater reflection on the issues raised, and will encourage young scholars to move the field of inquiry forward.
This handbook is an excellent reference tool for undergraduate and graduate students with particular interests in research methods, international criminology, and making comparisons across countries.
Table of Contents
1. Progress of International Criminology by Cindy J. Smith, Sheldon X. Zhang and Rosemary Barberet Part I: Methods and Theories 2. Introduction to International Research Challenges by Cindy J. Smith 3. Doing Criminology in the 'Semi-periphery' and the 'Periphery': In Search of a Post-colonial Criminology by Juanjo Medina 4. International Criminology: Qualitative Research on Polluted Actors by Martha Huggins 5. Quantitative Criminology: Crime and Justice Statistics Across Nations by Jan van Dijk 6. The Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group: A Decade of Progress by David P. Farrington, David L. Weisburd & Charlotte E. Gill 7. A Question of Good Governance? Developments in Crime Prevention Internationally by Jacqui Karn 8. Transferring Wester Theory: A Comparative and Culture-sensitive Perspective of Crime Research in China by Lening Zhang 9. The Legacy of Interpol Crime Data to Cross-National Criminology by Rosemary Barberet 10. Research Methods Overview: The Missing Pieces of Rigorous Research by Cindy J. Smith Part II: Special Topics 11. Introduction to Special Topics in International Criminology by Sheldon X. Zhang 12. The Impact of United Nations Crime Conventions on International Co-operation by Matti Joutsen 13. The United Nations and Criminology by Slawomir M. Redo 14. International Criminal Courts by Harry M. Rhea 15. International Identity Crime by Russell G. Smith 16. Cybercrime and On-line Safety in Cyberspace by Roderic Broadhurst and Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo 17. Immigration and Criminology by William F. McDonald 18. Trafficking in Persons by Kristina Kangaspunta 19. Trafficking in Antiquities by Blythe Bowman Proulx 20. Trafficking of 'Conflict Diamonds' by Dina Siegel 21. Conceptualizing and Studying Organized Crime in a Global Context: Possible? Indispensible? Superfluous? by Jana Arsovska 22. Hong Kong Triads by Yiu Kong Chu 23. Ants Moving Houses: Cross-border Drug Trafficking in the Golden Triangle by Sheldon X. Zhang and Ko-lin Chin 24. The Production of Ecstasy in the Netherlands by Melvin R. J. Soudijn and M. F. J. Vijlbrief 25. Drug Violence in Colombia by Gipsy Escobar 26. The Basics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism by Mustafa Cosar Unal 27. The Ambivalent Role of Italian Prosecutors and their Resistance to 'Moral Panics' about Crime by Riccardo Montana and David Nelken Part III: Criminology and Criminal Justice in Context 28. Introduction to Country Assessments by Rosemary Barberet 29. Australia: The State of Criminology by Judy Putt and Jade Lindley 30. Brazil: The State of Criminology by Corinne Davis Rodrigues 31. Canada: The State of Criminology by André Solecki, Nicole Crutcher and Stephen Mihorean 32. Cambodia: A Criminal Justice System in Transition by Roderic Broadhurst and Chenda Keo 33. Chile: A Criminological Approach by Joanna Heskia Tornquist 34. Columbia: Crime Trends, Criminal Justice, and Criminology in a Society in Turmoil by Gipsy Escobar 35. Estonia: Crime, Criminal Justice and Criminology in a Changing Socio-economic Context by Anna Markina 36. Ghana: The State of Criminology in a Changing Society by Obi N. I . Ebbe 37. Great Britain: Criminology and Criminal Justice by Anne Brunton 38. Hong Kong: The State of Criminology by Jianhua Xu 39. India: The State of Criminology in a Developing Nation by Prasanna Poornachandra 40. Italy: An Overview of Criminology by Rosemary Serra 41. South Korea: Current Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice by Joon Oh Jang and Kyung-shick Choi 42. Mexico: The State of Criminology and Public Safety by Mario Arroyo Juarez and Vernoica Martinez Solares 43. Nigeria: The State of Crime, Criminal Justice, and Criminology in a Failing State by Innocent Chukwuma 44. The Netherlands: The State of Criminology by Melvin R. J. Soudijn 45. People's Republic of China: The State of Criminology by Liu Xiu and Jiang Tingyao 46. Russia: An Overview of Crime and Criminology by Yakov Gilinskiy 47. Sierra Leone: The Quest of Justice and Social Cohesion by Christopher E. S. Warburton 48. Turkey: The State of Criminology by Ali Ozdogan
Cindy J. Smith is a retired faculty member of the University of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the former Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice (2006–8), and a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in Turkey (2005–6). She was the Director of the Master's in Criminal Justice program (2001–5), and Chair of the International Division of the American Society of Criminology (2005–9). Her research interests include terrorism, human trafficking, corrections, sex offenders, and comparative methodology.
Sheldon X. Zhang is Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University. His research interests include criminal enterprise, transnational organized crime, community corrections, and program evaluation. He has authored three books and his articles have appeared in Criminology, British Journal of Criminology, Research in Crime and Delinquency, Criminology and Public Policy, and Crime and Delinquency.
Rosemary Barberet is an associate professor in the Sociology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), where she directs the Master's program in International Crime and Justice. Her publications have dealt with victimology, crime measurement, and comparative methodology. She is the recipient of the 2006 Herbert Bloch Award of the American Society of Criminology.