Globalisation, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Theoretical, Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

Edited by: Valsamis Mitsilegas, Peter Alldridge, Leonidas Cheliotis

This volume consists of the keynote papers delivered at the 2012 W.G. Hart Workshop on Globalization, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, organized by the Queen Mary Criminal Justice Center. From a cross-disciplinary perspective, the book addresses the multifarious relationship between globalization on the one hand, and criminal law and justice on the other hand. At a time when economic, political, and cultural systems across different jurisdictions are increasingly becoming, or are perceived to be, parts of a coherent global whole, it appears that the study of crime and criminal justice policies and practices can no longer be restricted within the boundaries of individual nation-states or even particular transnational regions. But, in which specific fields, to what extent, and in what ways does globalization influence crime and criminal justice in disparate jurisdictions? Which are the factors that facilitate or prevent such influence at a domestic and/or regional level? And, how does or should scholarly inquiry explore these themes? These are all key questions which are addressed by the contributors to this volume. In addition to focusing on theoretical and comparative dimensions of globalization in criminal law and justice, the book includes sections focusing on the role of evidence in the development of criminal justice policy, the development of European criminal law and its relationship with national and transnational legal orders, and the influence of globalization on the interplay between criminal and administrative law. [Subject: Criminal Justice, International Law, European Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law]

324 pages

Publication Date: 1/29/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849464741