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



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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