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Comparative, International, and Global Justice
Perspectives from Criminology and Criminal Justice

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December 2015 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Comparative, International and Global Justice: Perspectives from Criminology and Criminal Justice presents and critically assesses a wide range of topics relevant to criminology, criminal justice and global justice.  The text is divided into three parts: comparative criminal justice, international criminology, and transnational and global criminology.  Within each field are located specific topics which the authors regard as contemporary and highly relevant and that will assist students in gaining a fuller appreciation of global justice issues.  Authors Cyndi Banks and James Baker address these complex global issues using a scholarly but accessible approach, often using detailed case studies. The discussion of each topic is a comprehensive contextualized account that explains the social context in which law and crime exist and engages with questions of explanation or interpretation.

The authors challenge students to gain knowledge of international and comparative criminal justice issues and think about them in a critical manner. It has become difficult to ignore the global and international dimensions of criminal justice and criminology and this text aims to enhance criminal justice education by focusing on some of the issues engaging criminology worldwide, and to prepare students for a future where fields of study like transnational crime are unexceptional. 

  

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Terminology

 
Why Study Global Justice Issues?

 
Globalization

 
New International Crimes

 
Overview of the Text

 
 
CHAPTER 2: COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE: COMPARING CRIME ACROSS COUNTRIES
Comparing Criminal Justice: Methodological Issues

 
International Crime Data

 
Countries with Low Crime Rates: Japan and Saudi Arabia

 
What can be Learned from Comparing International Data?

 
How does the U.S Compare Internationally?

 
 
CHAPTER 3: SYSTEMS OF LAW: COMMON LAW, CIVIL LAW, SOCIALIST LAW, ISLAMIC LAW, INDIGENOUS LAW
Common Law Systems

 
Civil Law Systems

 
The Role of Revolution and Governance in Shaping Law

 
Socialist Legal Systems

 
Islamic Law Systems

 
Indigenous Legal Systems

 
 
CHAPTER 4: POLICING
Organizing Policing

 
Civilian and Military Policing Models

 
Colonial Policing

 
Democratic Policing

 
Case Studies of Policing: Russia and China

 
Policing in Russia

 
Policing in the People’s Republic of China

 
Transnational Policing and International Cooperation on Policing

 
Policing Through Global Surveillance and the Management of Risk

 
 
CHAPTER 5: COURTS AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Adversarial, Inquisitorial and Hybrid Systems of Criminal Justice

 
Inquisitorial Procedure in France

 
Reforming the Inquisitorial Model: Latin America

 
Reforming the Inquisitorial Model: Russia and Eastern Europe

 
Criminal Law and Procedure in China

 
Prosecutors and the Prosecution Function

 
 
CHAPTER 6: PUNISHMENT
The Rationale for Punishment

 
Punitive Punishment

 
Capital Punishment

 
Comparing Punishments

 
Punishment in the West: Social, Historical and Cultural Background

 
Colonial Punishment Regimes

 
Criminal Punishment in Japan

 
Criminal Punishment in China

 
 
CHAPTER 7: JUVENILE JUSTICE
Childhood, Criminal Responsibility and Juvenile Justice Systems

 
Juvenile Justice Systems: Commonalities and Trends

 
Juvenile Justice Systems: France, Japan and China

 
France

 
Japan

 
People’s Republic of China

 
Globalizing Juvenile Justice

 
Systems

 
 
CHAPTER 8: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE: JUSTICE, FORGIVENESS AND IMPUNITY
International Crimes: Governments, Citizens and Violence

 
The Origins and Growth of Transitional Justice

 
Theorizing Transitional Justice

 
Amnesty and Impunity, or Punishment?

 
Seeking and Telling the Truth: Truth Commissions

 
Reparations: Compensating for Abuses

 
Lustration and Transforming State Security

 
Case Studies in Transitional Justice: East Timor and Rwanda

 
East Timor

 
Rwanda

 
Observations and Critiques: Transitional Justice

 
 
CHAPTER 9: THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
International Criminal Law

 
Creation of the International Criminal Court

 
Statute of the International Criminal Court

 
U.S. Opposition to the International Criminal Court

 
Countering the ICC: U.S. Responses

 
Changes in U.S Attitude to the ICC

 
The International Criminal Court in Action

 
Sudan and the ICC

 
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the ICC

 
The Prosecutor and the Office of the Prosecutor

 
The International Criminal Court and Transitional Justice

 
Victims and the International Criminal Court

 
How Effective is the International Criminal Court?

 
 
CHAPTER 10: TRANSNATIONAL CRIME
Definitions and Explanations of the Concept of Transnational Crime

 
The Growth of Transnational Crime

 
Drug Trafficking

 
Arms Trafficking

 
Smuggling of Nuclear Materials

 
Money Laundering

 
Trading in Endangered Species

 
Terrorism Financing

 
Transnational Cybercrime

 
Combating Transnational Crime

 
Critiques of the Concept of Transnational Crime

 
 
CHAPTER 11: HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACROSS BORDERS
The International Legal Framework Prohibiting Human Trafficking and Providing for Victims of Trafficking

 
“White Slavery”

 
Sex Trafficking

 
What Accounts for Human Trafficking?

 
Scale of Human Trafficking

 
Trafficking as a Transnational Criminal Enterprise

 
Recruitment and Transportation of Trafficking Victims

 
Obtaining Residence in the Receiving Country

 
Controlling Victims of Trafficking

 
Labor Trafficking

 
Sex Tourism

 
Organ Trafficking

 
Trafficking of Minors

 
Regional Trafficking: Asia

 
Regional Trafficking: Eurasia and Eastern Europe

 
Regional Trafficking: Europe

 
Regional Trafficking: United States

 
Regional Trafficking: Latin America and Africa

 
Countering Human Trafficking

 
 
CHAPTER 12: TERRORISM
Explanations and Definitions of Terrorism

 
Guerrilla Warfare and Terrorism

 
State Terrorism

 
The Evolution of Terrorism

 
Religion, Violence and Terrorism

 
International Law and Terrorism

 
Counterterrorist Responses: United States, Germany and India

 
United States

 
Germany

 
India

 
Terrorist Groups

 
Hamas

 
Boko Haram

 
 
CHAPTER 13: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence: Definitions and Explanations

 
Violence Against Women: International Action

 
Women’s Rights as Human Rights

 
National Strategies to Combat Violence Against Women

 
Dissemination and Diffusion of Global Norms on Violence Against Women

 
Country Profiles: Domestic Violence

 
Russian Federation

 
Nicaragua

 
Ghana

 
Violence Against Women: Honor Crimes

 
Violence Against Women: Armed Conflict

 
 
CHAPTER 14: HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURAL RELATIVISM: FEMALE CIRCUMCISION AND CHILD SOLDIERS
Female Circumcision

 
The Cultural and Social Context of Female Circumcision

 
Cultural Relativism and Female Circumcision

 
Claims for Asylum Based on the Practice of Female Circumcision

 
Changing the Practice of Female Circumcision: What Works?

 
Child Soldiers

 
Modern Forms of Warfare and Child Soldiers

 
Questioning Childhood

 
Girl Soldiers

 
Coercion, Agency and Victims

 
Internationalizing the Child Soldier: Victim and Perpetrator?

 
Reintegrating and Restoring the Child Soldier

 

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

 

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank, is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.

There is no question that the book is very well researched and the authors have done an excellent job of bringing new insights and new perspectives to the topic.”

Robert M. Worley
Texas A&M University

“Any analysis of global justice which moves from circumspection about traditions of comparative criminal justice and transnational criminology is to be much welcomed.  Similarly to indicting the present era of globalisation as it destroys the prevailing global economic model, a cross-cultural analysis of crime and justice themes reveals that global justice as a hegemonic exercise.  It need not be so. In fact the massive strains in global governance today highlight the urgent need to engage with a holistic understanding of global justice.  Banks and Baker convincingly wrestle with the need to study global justice, providing a cogent overview of globalisation and its influences on criminal justice, criminology and emerging international criminalisation. The books scope and coverage is as vast as is its aspiration to provide synergies across contemporary and often competing conceptualisations of global justice, is commendable. For students approaching this confusing field of scholarship and policy development the book is an important new guide.”

Mark Findlay
University of Sydney

“With this volume, Cyndi Banks and James Baker add a well-organized and intelligently written text to the field of criminology and criminal justice education... Students have much to gain from this volume. Even those interested primarily in crime and criminal justice in the United States (or in any other country) will understand that the knowledge they acquire is inadequate if it neglects the global contexts in which crime and criminal justice are embedded."

Joachim J. Savelsberg
University of Minnesota

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