This unique collection of essays celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the seminal journal the European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, as well as the outstanding and uninterrupted work over that period of its founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor Cyrille Fijnaut. The volume consists of a selection of some of the most ground-breaking articles published over the past twenty years, covering the three areas of focus of the journal: problems of crime, developments in criminal law and changes in criminal justice. It thus explores such diverse issues as the problems of crime in Central and Eastern Europe after the disappearance of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Yugoslavia; the allocation of criminal law power in the European Union; police cooperation in the border areas of the Member States; the criminalization of white collar crime; the establishment of European police services and of a European Public Prosecutor's Office; new forms of criminal justice cooperation between the Member States; and many others. The journal's unique multidisciplinary approach and its commitment to offer insights from a wide variety of European countries and language areas ensure that a varied range of perspectives are offered on the topics discussed. The result is an enlightening and highly readable anthology, shedding light on the extraordinary developments that have taken place in the area of crime and punishment in Europe.
Sources of Articles; Preface; Introduction Cyrille Fijnaut; Part I - Crime 1. The Italian and Russian Mafia The Integration of the Italian Crime Scene Letizia Paoli; Criminal Kaleidoscope: The Diversification and Adaptation of Criminal Activities in the Soviet Successor States Louise Shelley; Twenty Years Ago: The Assassinations of Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino Cyrille Fijnaut; 2. The Crime Problems in Central and Eastern Europe Social Changes and Rising Crime Rates: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe Miklos Levay; Experiences of the International Crime Victim Survey in Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and Yugoslavia Biljana Simeunovic-Patic; Understanding a `Culture of Violence and Crime': the Kanun of Lek Dukagjini and the Rise of the Albanian Sexual-Slavery Rackets Jana Arsovska; Part II - Criminal Law 1. The Division of Criminal Law Power in the European Union The Influence of European Community Law on the Criminal Law of the Member States Roger France; The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe and Challenges for Criminal Law at the Commencement of 21st Century Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi; 2. The Legal Approximation of the Fight against Regular Serious Crime The Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting Ciro Grandi; A Definition that Could not Work: the EU Framework Decision on the Fight against Organised Crime Francesco Calderoni; 3. The Criminalisation of White Collar Crime Forging the European Cartel Offence: The Supranational Regulation of Business Conspiracy Christopher Harding; Union Regulatory Criminal Law Competence after Lisbon Treaty Jacob Oberg; Part III - Criminal Justice 1. The Collapse of the Iron Curtain and the Transition of Justice Problems in Blaming and Punishing Individuals for Human Rights Violations: the Example of the Berlin Wall Shootings Susanne Walther; Regime Change, State Crime and Transitional Justice: A Criminal Law Retrospective Concentrating on Former Eastern Bloc Countries Jorg Arnold in collaboration with Emily Silverman; 2. The Cooperation between Police Services in Border Areas Police Co-operation in the English Channel Region 1968-1996 James Sheptycki; Policing Across a Dimorphous Border: Challenge and Innovation at the French-German Border Detlef Nogala; On Joint Investigation Teams, Europol and Supervision of Their Joint Actions Tom Schalken and Maarten Pronk; Joint Investigation Teams in the European Union: Article 13 JITS and the Alternatives Toine Spapens; 3. The Foundation of European Police Services Euro-Cops? Just Say Maybe: European Lessons from the 1993 Reshuffle of US Drug Enforcement Frank Verbruggen; Towards an Independent European Agency to Fight Fraud and Corruption in the EU? John Vervaele; 4. The Establishment of a European Public Prosecution Service A European Public Prosecution Service: Comments on the Green Paper Cyrille Fijnaut and Marc Groenhuijsen; Constitutional Conditions for a Public Prosecutor's Office at the European Level Walter van Gerven; The Januses of Justice: How Prosecutors Define the Kind of Justice Done Across Europe Marianne Wade; 5. The Mechanisms for Cooperation in Criminal Matters The European Arrest Warrant - the Early Years: Implementing and Using the Warrant Mark Mackarel; DNA Analysis and Criminal Proceedings: The European Institutional Framework Elisabeth Symeonidou-Kastanidou;