Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives

Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives

By: Saskia Hufnagel (author), Duncan Chappell (author)Hardback

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In the world of law enforcement art and antiquity crime has in the past usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Best practice methods of detecting, investigating, prosecuting and preventing such crimes are explored. This book will be of interest and use to academics and practitioners alike in the areas of law, crime and justice.

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Duncan Chappell, an Australian lawyer and criminologist, is currently a Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, and a Conjoint Professor in the School of Psychiatry at the University of NSW. He is also the past Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security. A past President of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal; a former Deputy President of the Federal Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and a former Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology he has also held senior academic posts in Australia, Canada and the US. Chappell has researched and published widely on a range of crime and criminal justice topics, including art crime and trafficking in cultural property. Among his most recent publications on this subject is a book, Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property (2011) published by Springer, New York, and co-edited with Stefano Manacorda of the University of Paris. Saskia Hufnagel is a qualified German legal professional and accredited specialist in criminal law. She currently works as Lecturer in Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, Australia, and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Leeds. Her main research areas encompass law enforcement cooperation in Asia, North America, the EU and Australasia, comparative constitutional and human rights law with a focus on terrorism legislation and emergency management and the policing of art crime. Her monograph Policing Cooperation Across Borders: Comparative Perspectives on Law Enforcement within the EU and Australia (Ashgate) was published in 2013. Saskia was awarded an LL.M. (2004) and a PhD in Law (2011) by the Australian National University.


Contents: Preface; Law enforcement's still evolving role in art crime: some introductory remarks, Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel. Part I Case Studies: The antiquities trade: four case studies, Neil Brodie; The peculiar problem of art theft, Duncan Chappell and Kenneth Polk; Case studies on art fraud: European and Antipodean perspectives, Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel; A tale of two cities, a tale of two art thefts, Vicki Oliveri; An Australian art dealer's perspective on art crime, Stephen Nall. Part II Criminal Law and Procedure in Art Crime: Considering evidence in art fraud, Robyn Sloggett; UNESCO's influence on the development of international criminal law, Lyndel V. Prott; Difficulties in investigating art crime and recovering its proceeds: an international perspective, Patrick J. O'Keefe; Immunity from seizure for works of art on loan: the criminal context, Craig Forrest. Part III International and Regional Overviews: Policing art crime in the European Union, Ludo Block; Art crime in North America, Noah Charney; Perspectives on the investigation, prosecution and prevention of art crime in Asia, Stefan Gruber; Protecting cultural heritage: a review of some contemporary developments in Australia and near environs, Duncan Chappell and Damien Huffer; Interpol and advancements in international police cooperation on art crime, Saskia Hufnagel. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409463139
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 290
  • ID: 9781409463139
  • weight: 674
  • ISBN10: 1409463133

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