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.
Chapter 5: 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 ...