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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.

The Challenge of the Global
The challenge of the global

The ‘units’ that we seek to compare undergo change over time, often as a result of external influences. For some writers, the transformations currently being produced by globalisation go so far as to put into question the comparative project. Katja Aas, author of a superb recent introduction to ‘crime and ...

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