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Transnational Crime

1st Edition

Edited by James Sheptycki


1,394 pages

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Hardback: 9780415830294
pub: 2015-03-05

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A variety of crime phenomena—including, but by no means limited to, white-collar crime and corruption, environmental crime, and ‘traditional’ organized crime—vie for the attention of international policymakers and researchers. Crime-control responses differ across the globe and the editor of this new four-volume Routledge collection has assembled both enduring major works and cutting-edge scholarship to illuminate a variety of approaches to transnational and comparative criminology, and to bring to light the complex issues involved in understanding crime in a global context. With a newly written introductory essay to each of the four volumes fully to contextualize the collected materials, this vital reference and research resource will be of interest not only to criminologists, but also to other scholars and students, such as those working in the sociology of globalization and in international relations.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Researching Transnational and Comparative Criminology: Methodological Perspectives

1. G. Mugellini, ‘International Crime Statistics: Why They are Needed, How They Should Be Improved and What Has Been Done So Far’, Forum on Crime and Society, 2008, 7, 77–95. (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.)

2. J. van Dijk, ‘The ICVS and Beyond: Developing a Comprehensive Set of Crime Indicators’, from ‘International Key Issues in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice’, in Kauki Aromaa and Terhi Viljanen (eds.), Papers in Celebration of 25 years of HEUNI (Helsinki: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, 2006).

3. F. Estrada, ‘Juvenile Violence as a Social Problem: Trends, Media Attention and Societal Response’, British Journal of Criminology, 2001, 41, 4, 639–55.

4. R. R. Bennett, ‘Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: The State of Our Knowledge’, Criminal Justice Quarterly, 2004, 21, 1, 1–21.

5. D. Nelken, ‘Comparative Criminal Justice: Beyond Ethnocentrism and Relativism’, European Journal of Criminology, 2009, 6, 4, 291–311.

6. M. Cain, ‘Orientalism, Occidentalism and the Sociology of Crime’, British Journal of Criminology, 2000, 40, 2, 239–60.

7. S. Karstedt, ‘Comparing Cultures, Comparing Crime: Challenges, Prospects and Problems for a Global Criminology’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 2001, 36, 285–308.

8. F. Pakes, ‘The Comparative Method in Globalised Criminology’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 2010, 43, 1, 17–30.

9. K. Chin, ‘Into the Thick of It: Methodological Issues in Studying the Drug Trade in the Golden Triangle’, Asian Journal of Criminology, 2007, 2, 2, 85–109.

10. J. Sheptycki, ‘Relativism, Transnationalisation and Comparative Criminology’, in J. Sheptycki and A. Wardak (eds.), Transnational and Comparative Criminology (Routledge, 2004), pp. 69–88.

11. M. Israel, ‘Strictly Confidential? Integrity and the Disclosure of Criminological and Socio-Legal Research’, British Journal of Criminology, 2004, 44, 5, 715–40.

12. R. White, ‘Researching Transnational Environmental Harm: Toward an Eco-Global Criminology’, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 2009, 33, 2, 229–48.

13. M. Yar, ‘The Novelty of "Cybercrime": An Assessment in Light of Routine Activity Theory’, European Journal of Criminology, 2005, 2, 4, 407–27.

14. F. Buntman, ‘Prison and Democracy: Lessons Learned and Not Learned, from 1989 to 2009’, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 2009, 22, 3, 401–18.

Volume II: Regional Perspectives on Transnational and Comparative Criminology: Europe, the Americas, and the Antipodes

15. F. Adler, ‘Our American Society of Criminology, the World and the State of the Art: The American Society of Criminology Address 1995’, Criminology, 1996, 34, 1, 1–9.

16. L. Sherman, ‘The Use and Usefulness of Criminology, 1751–2005: Enlightened Justice and its Failures’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2005, 600, 1, 115–35.

17. P. J. Cook, W. Cukier, and K. Krause, ‘The Illicit Firearms Trade in North America’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2009, 9, 3, 265–86.

18. S. Dod, ‘Report on the Third Annual Latin American Critical Criminology Conference’, Crime and Social Justice, 1986, 25, 62–6.

19. C. A. Elbert, ‘Rebuilding Utopia: Critical Criminology and the Difficult Road of Reconstruction in Latin America’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 2004, 41, 4, 385–95.

20. M. S. Hinton, ‘A Distant Reality: Democratic Policing in Argentina and Brazil’, Criminal Justice, 2005, 5, 1, 75–100.

21. J. Sheptycki, ‘Policing Political Protest When Politics Go Global: Comparing Public Order Policing in Canada and Bolivia’, Policing and Society, 2005, 15, 3, 327–52.

22. B. Agozino, B. Bowling, E. Ward, and G. St. Bernard, ‘Guns, Crime and Social Order in the West Indies’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2009, 9, 3, 287–305.

23. R. van Swaaningen, ‘Reclaiming Critical Criminology: Social Justice and the European Tradition’, Theoretical Criminology, 1999, 3, 1, 5–28.

24. J. Sheptycki, ‘Political Culture and Structures of Social Control: Police-related Scandal in the Low Countries in Comparative Perspective’, Policing and Society, 1999, 9, 1, 1–31.

25. J. Flyghed, ‘Crime Control in the Post-Wall Era: The Menace of Security’, Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology, 2005, 6, 2, 165–82.

26. B. Belina, ‘From Disciplining to Dislocation; Area Bans in Recent Urban Policing in Germany’, European Urban and Regional Studies, 2007, 14, 2, 321–36.

27. S. H. Decker, F. van Gemert, and D. C. Pyrooz, ‘Gangs, Migration and Crime: The Changing Landscape in Europe and the USA’, International Migration and Integration, 2009, 10, 393–408.

28. J. Braithwaite, ‘Crime in a Convict Republic’, Modern Law Review, 2001, 64, 1, 11–50.

29. J. McCulloch, ‘"Counter-terrorism", Human Security and Globalisation: From Welfare to Warfare State?’, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 2002–3, 14, 3, 283–98.

30. K. Carrington, ‘Law and Order on the Border in the Neo-Colonial Antipodes’, in S. Pickering and L. Weber (eds.), Borders, Mobility and Technologies of Control (Springer, 2006), pp. 179–206.

31. W. S. Shaw, ‘Riotous Sydney: Redfern, Macquarie Fields, and (my) Cronulla’, Environment, and Planning D: Society and Space, 2009, 27, 3, 425–43.

32. J. Pratt, ‘The International Diffusion of Punitive Penalty: Or, Penal Exceptionalism in the United States? Wacquant v. Whitman’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 2011, 44, 1, 116–28.

Volume III: Regional Perspectives on Transnational and Comparative Criminology: Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

33. A. Zamani and C. Jordan, ‘Law Enforcement in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: A Comparative Study’, Police Studies: The International Review of Police Development, 1989, 12, 39–50.

34. S. Cohen, ‘Politics and Crime in Israel: Reactions from the Home Front’, Social Justice, 1990, 17, 1, 5–24.

35. J. Crystal, ‘Criminal Justice in the Middle East’, Journal of Criminal Justice, 2001, 29, 6, 469–82.

36. A. Wardak, ‘Crime and Social Control in Saudi Arabia’, in J. Sheptycki and A. Wardak (eds.), Transnational and Comparative Criminology (Routledge, 2004), pp. 91–116.

37. R. C. Kramer and R. J. Michalowski, ‘War, Aggression and State Crime: A Criminological Analysis of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq’, British Journal of Criminology, 2005, 45, 4, 446–69.

38. S. Cohen, ‘Bandits, Rebels or Criminals: Africa History and Western Criminology (Review Article)’, Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, 1986, 56, 4, 468–83.

39. B. Agozino, ‘Crime, Criminology and Post-Colonial Theory: Criminological Reflections on West Africa’, in J. Sheptycki and A. Wardak (eds.), Transnational and Comparative Criminology (Routledge, 2004), pp. 117–34.

40. B. Dixon, ‘In Search of Interactive Globalization: Critical Criminology in South Africa’s Transition’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 2004, 41, 4, 359–84.

41. A. Hills, ‘Managing the Interface: Regional Security and Substate Politics in Africa’, African Security, 2008, 1, 2, 92–114.

42. J. Steinberg, ‘Crime Prevention Goes Abroad: Policy Transfer and Policing in Post-apartheid South Africa’, Theoretical Criminology, 2011, 15, 4, 349–64.

43. S. E. Cornell, ‘The Narcotics Threat in Greater Central Asia: From Crime-Terror Nexus to State Infiltration?’, China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 2006, 4, 1, 37–67.

44. N. Ganapathy and R. Broadhurst, ‘Organized Crime in Asia: A Review of Problems and Progress’, Asian Journal of Criminology, 2008, 3, 1, 1–12.

45. J. Liu, ‘Asian Criminology: Challenges, Opportunities and Directions’, Asian Journal of Criminology, 2009, 4, 1, 1–9.

46. M. Lee and K. J. Laidler, ‘Doing Criminology from the Periphery: Crime and Punishment in Asia’, Theoretical Criminology, 2013, 17, 2, 141–57.

47. M. Hossain and S. M. Shadidullah, ‘Global-Local Nexus and the Emerging Field of Criminology and Criminal Justice in South Asia: Bangladesh Case’, Bangladesh e-journal of Sociology, 2008, 5, 2, 51–60.

48. J. Sheptycki, ‘Transnationalisation, Orientalism and Crime’, Asian Journal of Criminology, 2008, 3, 13–35.

Volume IV: Transnational Crime Issues and Control Responses

49. ‘"The Earth is One, But the World is Not": Criminological Theory and its Geopolitical Divisions’, Theoretical Criminology, 2012, 16, 1, 5–20.

50. L. Sherman, ‘Professional Policing and Liberal Democracy’ (The 2011 Benjamin Franklin Medal Lecture; Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London, 1 November 2011), pp. 1–9.

51. A. A. Twyman-Ghoshal, ‘Contemporary Piracy Research in Criminology: A Review Essay With Directions for Future Research’, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 2014, 38, 3, 281–303.

52. D. O. Friedrichs and J. Friedrichs, ‘The World Bank and Crimes of Globalization: A Case Study’, Social Justice, 2002, 29, 1–2, 13–36.

53. R. White and D. Heckenberg, ‘Environmental Horizon Scanning and Criminological Theory and Practice’, European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, 2011, 17, 2, 87–100.

54. J. Sheptycki, ‘Technocrime, Criminology and Marshall McLuhan’, in S. Leman-Langlois (ed.), Technocrime: Policing and Surveillance (Routledge, 2012), pp. 133–50.

55. B. Bowling and J. Sheptycki, ‘Policing Globopolis’, Social Justice, 2011, 38, 1–2, 184–202.

56. W. Cukier and J. Sheptycki, ‘Globalization of Gun Culture: Transnational Reflections on Pistolization and Masculinity, Flows and Resistance’, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 2012, 40, 3–19.

57. R. Walters, ‘Criminology and Genetically Modified Food’, British Journal of Criminology, 2004, 44, 151–67.

58. C. Harfield, ‘The Organization of "Organized Crime Policing" and its International Context’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2008, 8, 4, 483–507.

59. J.-P.Brodeur, ‘High and Low Policing in Post 9-11 Times’, Policing, 2007, 1, 1, 25–37.

60. J. McCulloch, ‘Blue Armies, Khaki Police and the Cavalry on the New American Frontier: Critical Criminology for the 21st Century’, Critical Criminology, 2004, 12, 309–26.

61. D. H. Bayley and D. Weisburd, ‘Cops and Spooks: The Role of Police in Counterterrorism’, To Protect and Serve: Policing in an Age of Terrorism (Springer, 2011), pp. 81–99.

62. C. O’Reilly and G. Ellison, ‘"Eye Spy Private High": Reconceptualizing High Policing Theory’, British Journal of Criminology, 2006, 46, 641–60.

63. J. Sheptycki, ‘Criminology and the Transnational Condition: A Contribution to International Political Sociology’, International Political Sociology, 2007, 1, 3, 391–405.

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