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International and Comparative Criminal Justice: A critical introduction

ISBN: 9780415688710 | 041568871X
Edition: 1st
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: 6/3/2013

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This book explores the growing internationalisation of criminal justice as a phenomenon of global governance and provides students with a critical understanding of the increasing establishment of international institutions for regulating transnational crime, the development of alternative justice processes across the globe, and international co-operation and supra-national developments in areas of criminal justice policies and practices. Key topics covered include: The historical development of International Criminal Justice institutions and traditions International Restorative Justice Victim communities and collaborative justice The relationship between crime and war International Human Rights The '¨‹War on Terror'¨" The globalisation of crime and control International developments in policing The International Criminal Court International criminal law This text will familiarize students with the literature and debates relating to the field of international criminal justice and appreciate their theoretical and policy context. In so doing it encourages students to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to the study of international developments and the analysis of comparative policy convergence and research, analyse and communicate in an informed and critical way theoretical accounts and empirical studies within the field of international criminal justice. This book will be essential reading for upper level undergraduates taking courses in criminal law, international relations and governance and postgraduates engaged in international criminal justice, international law, regulation and governance and human rights.

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