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The increasingly important topic of comparative criminal justice is examined from an original and insightful perspective by one of the top scholars in the field. Addressing the need for a globalized criminology, David Nelken looks at why we should study crime and criminal justice in a comparative and international context, and the difficulties we encounter when we do. Evaluating 'global' trends in crime, risk and security, the book draws upon the author’s experience of working in a number of settings around the world. A range of case studies are included to illustrate the discussion, covering areas such as white collar crime, juvenile delinquency, and organized crime.

Why Compare?
Why compare?

It may be easy enough to find striking examples of differences in criminal justice, but what is less clear is how these can contribute to make up a coherent subject matter. What is the comparative analysis of criminal justice (good) for? In this chapter I first describe some of the theoretical and policy ...

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