The Securitization and Policing of Art Theft: The Case of London, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Securitization and Policing of Art Theft

The Case of London, 1st Edition

By John Kerr


224 pages

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Hardback: 9781472444516
pub: 2015-05-28
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The subject of many films and books, art theft is a fascinating topic that continues to capture the popular imagination. However, it is one of many types of art crime that remain under-researched and which require much more academic, empirical investigation. This book examines who is performing, managing, governing and controlling the securitization and policing of art theft in London. Through giving the first map of the policing and securitization of one of the world’s largest centres of art, it helps our understanding of art security at city, national and international levels and offers practical recommendations for those who operate within art security. Providing the first clear single account of the London art security terrain, this book also advances current knowledge of policing, environmental criminology and insurance. Moreover, it adds to the previous research into the traditionally restricted worlds of private policing, public policing and the art world.


'The book is an important contribution to the ?eld for the rich array of data and observations it provides for future studies to build upon.'

James Oleson, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology

About the Author

John Kerr, University of Roehampton, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology