International crime and justice is an emerging field that covers international and transnational crimes that have not been the focus of mainstream criminology or criminal justice. This book examines the field from a global perspective. It provides an introduction to the nature of international and transnational crimes and the theoretical perspectives that assist in understanding the relationship between social change and the waxing and waning of the crime opportunities resulting from globalization, migration, and culture conflicts. Written by a team of world experts, it examines the central role of victim rights in the development of legal frameworks for the prevention and control of transnational and international crimes. It also discusses the challenges to delivering justice and obtaining international cooperation in efforts to deter, detect, and respond to these crimes.
Mangai Natarajan is Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. A policy-oriented researcher, she has published widely in four areas: drug trafficking, women police, domestic violence and international criminal justice. She is the founding director of the international criminal justice major at John Jay College.
List of figures and tables; List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Part I. International Criminology: 1. The globalization of crime; 2. Routine activities and transnational crime; 3. Migration and crime; 4. Political violence: a criminological analysis; 5. Victimology: services and rights for victims of domestic and international crimes; 6. Children and international criminal justice; 7. Women and international criminal justice; 8. Culture and crime; Part II. Law, Punishment, and Crime Control Philosophies of the World: 9. Legal traditions; 10. Punishment philosophies and practices around the world; 11. Crossnational measures of punitiveness; 12. Prisons around the world; 13. Crime prevention in an international context; Part III: Transnational Crime: 14. Drug trafficking; 15. Understanding trafficking in human beings: a human rights, public health, and criminal justice issue; 16. International trafficking of stolen vehicles; 17. Transnational firearms trafficking: guns for crime and conflict; 18. Trafficking antiquities; 19. The illegal cigarette trade; 20. Cybercrime; 21. International fraud; 22. Money laundering; 23. Child pornography; 24. Maritime crime; 25. Transnational environmental crime; 26. The Bhopal gas disaster and corporate criminal negligence; 27. Endangered species markets: a focus for criminology?; 28. Corruption; 29. Tourist and visitor crime; Part IV. Organized Crime and Terrorism: 30. Transnational organized crime; 31. The rise of Balkan organized crime; 32. Russian organized crime; 33. The Italian Mafia; 34. Extortion and organized crime; 35. Organized crime in Asia; 36. Drug cartels: neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire; 37. The international implications of domestic terrorism in the United States; 38. Terrorism; Part V. International Crime: 39. Genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; 40. History of genocide; 41. Apartheid: a crime against humanity; 42. War crimes; 43. The crime of aggression; Part VI. Delivering International Justice: 44. The role of the United Nations; 45. Treaties and international law; 46. International criminal tribunals and hybrid courts; 47. The International Criminal Court; 48. The ICC and the Darfur investigation: progress and challenges; 49. Victims' rights in the International Criminal Court (ICC); 50. Nongovernmental organizations and international criminal justice; 51. Global and regional human rights commissions; 52. The truth and reconciliation commission in South Africa; 53. The Guatemalan Truth Commission: genocide through the lens of transitional justice; Part VII. International Cooperation and Criminal Justice: 54. World policing models; 55. Crossborder policing; 56. Challenge and transition: policing developments in the European criminal justice system; 57. The European Union and judicial cooperation; 58. The longer arm of the law: the growth and limits of international law enforcement and criminal justice cooperation; 59. International cooperation to combat money laundering; Part VIII. International Research and Crime Statistics: 60. The US Uniform Crime Reports and the National Crime Victimization Survey; 61. Highlights of the International Crime Victims Survey; 62. Crossnational comparisons based on official statistics of crime; 63. The International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD); 64. Criminology, method, and qualitative comparative analysis; Part IX. International Research Resources: 65. International criminal justice: printed and electronic media, journals, and professional associations; 66. World Criminal Justice Library Network; World map; Index.
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