Research Handbook of Comparative Criminal Justice


Research Handbook of Comparative Criminal Justice

9781839106378 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David Nelken, Professor of Comparative and Transnational Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King''s College London, UK and Claire Hamilton, Professor of Criminology and Head of Criminology, School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University, Ireland
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 637 8 Extent: 410 pp
With contributions from leading experts in the field, this timely Research Handbook reconsiders the theories, assumptions, values and methods of comparative criminal justice in light of the challenges and opportunities posed by globalisation, deglobalisation and transnationalisation.

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With contributions from leading experts in the field, this timely Research Handbook reconsiders the theories, assumptions, values and methods of comparative criminal justice in light of the challenges and opportunities posed by globalisation, deglobalisation and transnationalisation.

Chapters address the traditional objects of inquiry of the criminal justice system – policing, prosecution and prisons – while also offering reflections on surveillance, the rise of risk within justice and algorithmic justice. They discuss transnational crimes and misbehaviours, such as breaches of human rights, environmental degradation and irregular migration, and examine interactions and flows between the national and the international on issues such as the death penalty, terrorism and juvenile justice. The Research Handbook also analyses crimes and behaviours associated with the ‘dark side’ of globalisation, providing a critical discussion of proposed remedies for the problems posed by globalisation.

Probing the connections between globalisation and criminal policy, this innovative Research Handbook will be an ideal read for scholars and students of comparative criminal justice or comparative criminology. Academics in cognate disciplines such as law, sociology, politics and anthropology will also benefit from this resource.
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‘This book is a gem. The editors’ introduction not only provides context for the contributors’ essays; it also provides a sophisticated epistemologically rich investigation into the various understandings of what it means to undertake comparative analysis. And the other contributors do much more than bring us up to date in various fields. They also create new fields, propose to redefine traditional fields, ask new questions, point to new directions, and draw on unexpected and informative material to buttress their claims. The new student, the advanced graduate student, and the established research scholar will all find it to their advantage to consult this volume frequently. A must for every scholarly library.’
– M.M. Feeley, University of California at Berkeley, US

‘This volume captures the essence of what is exciting and rewarding in doing comparative research on criminal justice. The Research Handbook, edited by David Nelken and Claire Hamilton, provides refreshing and innovative insights as the authors canvass the field and explore new methodological and theoretical horizons. A must-read for all comparativists.’
– Susanne Karstedt, Griffith University, Australia

‘Exciting, Extensive and highly readable. This Research Handbook is a treasure trove for comparative students and scholars alike. A real achievement by Nelken and Hamilton.’
– Francis Pakes, University of Portsmouth, UK
Contributors: Ely Aaronson, Rosemary Barberet, Stefano Caneppele, Chris Cunneen, Amandine Da Silva, Frieder Dünkel, Stewart Field, Elaine Fishwick, Claire Hamilton, Jacqueline Hodgson, David T. Johnson, Máximo Langer, Michael Levi, Randy K. Lippert, Marinella Marmo, Yoav Mehozay, Adam Molnar, David Nelken, Nicola Palmer, John Pratt, James Sheptycki, Maartje van der Woude, Richard Vogler, Rob White, Dvir Yogev

1 New directions in comparative criminal justice 2
David Nelken and Claire Hamilton

2 Youth justice: European and international developments and (good) practices 30
Frieder Dünkel
3 Prosecution in adversarial and inquisitorial procedures: the weakening
of professional autonomy 49
Jacqueline S. Hodgson
4 Systems of trial: towards convergence? 66
Richard Vogler
5 The diffusion of plea bargaining and the global administratisation of
criminal convictions 84
Máximo Langer
6 The Nordic exceptionalism thesis revisited 109
John Pratt
7 Theorising global penal change 126
Ely Aaronson
8 Making sense in cross-cultural research in criminal justice: some
reflections on theory and method 141
Stewart Field

9 Transnational policing, crime and justice 155
James Sheptycki
10 Surveillance, police, and quarantining COVID-19 in Canada and Australia 175
Randy K. Lippert and Adam Molnar
11 Towards convergence? Comparative counter-terrorism and the
‘transnational counter-terrorism order’ 192
Claire Hamilton
12 Criminology of the borderlands 207
Maartje van der Woude
13 Money laundering 225
Michael Levi
14 Cybercrime 243
Stefano Caneppele and Amandine da Silva
15 Personalising comparison in international criminal law 261
Nicola Palmer

16 Criminology and human rights 274
Marinella Marmo and Elaine Fishwick
17 Capital punishment in comparative perspective 289
David T. Johnson
18 Globalisation, gender and crime 304
Rosemary Barberet
19 Green criminology, environmental harms and eco-justice 315
Rob White
20 Decolonising comparative criminology 332
Chris Cunneen
21 Comparative criminal justice as a social practice: the case of
standardising indicators 348
David Nelken
22 Comparative criminology in the time of algorithmic knowledge: the
challenges of global comparison 365
Dvir Yogev and Yoav Mehozay

Index 383
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