Research Handbook on Transnational Crime

Research Handbooks on Globalisation and the Law series

Edited by Valsamis Mitsilegas,Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security and Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Centre, Saskia Hufnagel, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law, Queen Mary University of London and Anton Moiseienko, Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute, London, UK

This Research Handbook on Transnational Crime is an interdisciplinary, up-to-date guide to this growing field, written by an international cohort of leading scholars and experts. It covers all the major areas of transnational crime, providing a well-rounded, detailed discussion of each topic, and includes chapters focusing on responses to transnational crime in specific regions.

‘Since its first appearance in the 1990s, the theme of transnational crime has expanded its scope. Today it is a hugely diverse field of inquiry, analysis and action, with numerous challenges for contemporary researchers. This Research Handbook is exactly what is needed to prepare this fuzzy field for the future. It provides innovative perspectives, and a clear structure that helps to carve out common strands without losing out on diversity. For the first time regional perspectives below the global gaze help to capture difference and commonality, analysis and action. Congratulations to the three editors on an invaluable guide to theorizing, research and action that will help us to explore and navigate an increasingly difficult terrain.’
– Susanne Karstedt, Griffith University, Australia

‘This Research Handbook is a very innovative, perhaps even unique, trilateral (from a legal, criminological and policing perspective) analysis of important types of organised and professional crime in our globalised world like terrorism, migration crime, drug trafficking and cybercrime. Its well-organised collection of case studies is complemented by pieces on the manifestation and containment of transnational crime in a number of (sub)continents. In this way, the Research Handbook does justice to the global and local dimensions of this complicated and diversified phenomenon.’
– Cyrille Fijnaut, KU Leuven, Belgium

‘The editors have assembled a stellar list of scholars to provide a systematic introduction to current research on transnational crime. Structured in a unique way that draws together the work of specialists on legal responses, criminological perspectives and policing and prosecution in respect of each of the most important transnational crimes, the Research Handbook on Transnational Crime brings together in one volume a matchless interdisciplinary resource.'
– Neil Boister, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2019 544 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 943 2 £195.00 £175.50 $290.00 $261.00

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