A Research Agenda for Global Crime

Elgar Research Agendas

Edited by Tim Hall and Vincenzo Scalia, University of Winchester, UK

This multidisciplinary collection of essays by leading international scholars explores many pressing issues related to global crime. The book opens with essays that look across this diverse terrain and then moves on to consider specific areas including organised crime, cyber-crime, war-crimes, terrorism, state and private violence, riots and political protest, prisons, sport and crime and counterfeit goods. The book emphasises the centrality of crime to the contemporary global world and mobilises diverse disciplinary positions to help understand and address this.

‘This is a book that shows how legality and illegality are indeed limited concepts when it comes to global and transnational crimes. It successfully explores legal and conceptual diversities, but also procedural and thematic convergence in our globalized world where, to quote Hannah Arendt and to echo the authors of this text, certain harmful conducts simply “explode the limits of legal thought”, leading to a constant need for deeper tools for analysis.’
– Anna Sergi, University of Essex, UK, and University of Turin, Italy

‘Adopting the perspective that our world is increasingly tied together by flows that combine both licit and illicit, this timely volume pushes criminology into dialogue with wider debates about transnationalism and globalism, showing that crime can usefully be examined through a relational and geographical lens. But more than this, the book represents the state of the art in contemporary criminology, showing how the discipline is expanding to encompass multiple forms of economic and environmental exploitation, from human trafficking and drug smuggling through to corporate crime and environmental abuses. An exciting collection that underscores the value of inter-disciplinary thinking on questions of crime and criminology.’
– Philip Hubbard, King's College London, UK

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