1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law

Edited By Neil Boister, Robert J. Currie Copyright 2015
    482 Pages
    by Routledge

    482 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.