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Globalization and Crime

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Providing readers with coverage of cutting-edge issues from a top name in the field, this book is the ideal resource for study and research in this complex and fast-moving field.

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ISBN 9781446201985
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Weight 0.49 kg
Dimensions 17 × 24.2 cm

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Globalization & Crime brings together the closely related subjects of criminology and global sociology. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, it examines established topics such as human trafficking and smuggling, migration and organised crime. It also delves into new territory and explores the issues surrounding international criminal justice, comparative criminology, green criminology and human rights.

New to this Second Edition is a chapter dedicated to the impact that the war on terror has had on the rule of law and a detailed discussion on the growing topic of cosmopolitan criminology. Complete with extensive references, helpful suggestions for further reading and a detailed glossary, this book will prove essential reading for students and academics in criminology, globalization, sociology and other social sciences.

The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology’s interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates.

The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.

About the author
Katja Franko Aas is professor in Criminology at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo. Katja’s research has been focused on two related areas: the use of advanced information and communication technologies in contemporary crime control strategies, border controls in particular, and globalization processes and their impact on criminology and criminal justice. She has been involved in several research projects and was among other project leader of Crime Control and Technological Culture, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. She is currently working on the project Crime Control in the Borderlands of Europe, funded by the European Research Council’s Starting Grants, about the impact of immigration on contemporary criminal justice agencies and patterns of crime control.

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