Handbook of Transnational Crime & Justice

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Philip L. Reichel
Sage Publications, 2005 - 512 Seiten
"Crime is everywhere." Crime occurs in every country, in both hemispheres, often acting as if state borders did not exist. The Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice is a book about just that - crime IS everywhere. This volume discusses how particular criminal acts are occurring everywhere in the world and also recognizes that it is both possible and necessary to combat such crime.

In this Handbook, editor Philip Reichel has brought together renowned scholars from around the world to offer various perspectives providing global coverage of the increasingly transnational nature of crime and the attempts to provide cooperative cross-national responses. This volume not only has a comprehensive introduction to the topic of transnational crime but also provides specific examples such as international terrorism, drug trafficking, and money laundering to illustrate this ever expanding phenomenon. The Handbook also examines cross-national and international efforts by police, courts, international agencies, and correctional authorities to deal with transnational crime. Part IV concludes the book by addressing emerging issues in transnational crime and justice with particular attention given to transnational organized crime in all regions of the world.

Key Features

- Covers all major transnational crimes and cooperative efforts to combat those crimes at all stages of the justice process such as the law, police, courts, and corrections

- Includes original works written by recognized and respected authors in their area of expertise

- Provides part introductions that summarize the major issues and topics covered within the part's chapters

- Discusses organized crime by world regions, offering unique global coverage of a very complex topic

- Allows readers to easily explore a particular topic since the chapters are designed to stand alone

- Includes an index for quick access to key terms and names

The Handbook provides criminology and criminal justice students and scholars with a practical perspective on the transnational nature of crime in the 21st century. It is a vital resource for practitioners, policy makers, government agencies, and organizations around the world with international objectives. The Handbook will also be a welcome addition to any academic or public library.

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Über den Autor (2005)

Philip L. Reichel earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Kansas State University and is currently Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author of Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: A Topical Approach (6th ed., 2013), co-author of Corrections (2013), and co-editor of Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities (2012). Dr. Reichel has also authored or co-authored more than 30 articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. He has lectured at universities in Austria, Germany, and Poland; participated in a panel for the United Nations University; was a presenter for a United Nations crime prevention webinar; presented papers at side events during the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Brazil) and the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Vienna); and was an invited speaker at Zhejiang Police College in Hangzhou, China. He was asked to provide a contribution for an anthology of 14 esteemed scholars who have made a significant contribution to the discipline of criminal justice within a comparative/international context ( Lessons From International Criminology/Comparative Criminology/Criminal Justice , 2004) and is an active member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, serving as a Trustee-at-large for the latter.

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