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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.

Explaining Too Much?
Explaining too much?

The major current debate in comparative criminal justice has to do with how best to explain the current growth in so-called ‘punitiveness’ – or willingness to punish – as evidenced especially in the rise in imprisonment rates. It has generated a considerable literature, to which I shall only be able to make ...

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