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Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law

1st Edition

Edited by Neil Boister, Robert J. Currie


458 pages

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Certain types of crime are increasingly being perpetrated across national borders and require a unified regional or global response to combat them. Transnational criminal law covers both the international treaty obligations which require States to introduce specific substantive measures into their domestic criminal law schemes, and an allied procedural dimension concerned with the articulation of inter-state cooperation in pursuit of the alleged transnational criminal.

The Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law provides a comprehensive overview of the system which is designed to regulate cross border crime. The book looks at the history and development of the system, asking questions as to the principal purpose and effectiveness of transnational criminal law as it currently stands. The book brings together experts in the field, both scholars and practitioners, in order to offer original and forward-looking analyses of the key elements of the transnational criminal law.

The book is split into several parts for ease of reference:

  • Fundamental concepts surrounding the international regulation of transnational crime.
  • Procedures for international cooperation against alleged transnational criminals including jurisdiction, police cooperation, asset recovery and extradition.
  • Substantive crimes covered by transnational criminal law analysing the current legal provisions for each crime.
  • The implementation of transnational criminal law and the effectiveness of the system of transnational criminal law.

With chapters from over 25 authorities in the field, this handbook will be an invaluable reference work for student and academics and for policy makers with an interest in transnational criminal law.

Table of Contents

Part A: Concepts and Regulation 1. The Concept and Nature of Transnational Criminal Law, Neil Boister 2. The Protection of Human Rights in the Suppression of Transnational Crime, Robert J. Currie 3. Transnational Crime: A Criminological Analysis, James Sheptycki 4. The UN Criminal Justice System in the Suppression of Transnational Crime, Slawomir Redo 5. Regional Organisations and the Suppression of Transnational Crime, Valsamis Mitsilegas Part B: Procedure 6. Jurisdiction over Transnational Crime, Roger S Clark 7. Police Cooperation against Transnational Criminals, Saskia Hufnagel and Carole McCartney 8. Legal Assistance against Transnational Criminals, John Vervaele 9. Asset Recovery, Charles Monteith and Pedro Gomes-Pereira 10. Extradition of Transnational Criminals, Joanna Harrington Part C: Substantive Crimes Part C I. Migration and exploitation crimes 11. Slavery/Human Trafficking, Tom Obokata 12. Migrant Smuggling, Anne Gallagher 13. Child Sex Tourism, Lindsay Buckingham Part C II. Commodity Crimes 14. Drug Trafficking, Bernard Leroy 15. Weapons Smuggling, Anthony Cassimatis and Catherine Drummond 16. Cultural Property Trafficking, Arianna Visconti 17. Environmental Theft and Trafficking, Rob White 18. Environmental Degradation: The Dumping of Pollution as a Transnational Crime, Jay Batongbacal 19. Intellectual Property Offences, Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan Part C III. Facilitative and Organisational Crimes 20. Money Laundering, William Gilmore 21. Corruption, John Hatchard 22. Piracy, Douglas Guilfoyle 23. Cybercrime, Christopher Ram 24. Terrorism, Ben Saul 25. Transnational Organised Crime, Andreas Schloenhardt Part D. Implementation 26. Implementation of Transnational Criminal Law, Yvon Dandurand and Vivienne Chin

About the Editors

Neil Boister is a Professor at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and is the author of An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law (2012).

Robert J. Currie is Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Criminal Procedure
LAW / International
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology