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Comparative, International and Global Justice: Perspectives from Criminology and Criminal Justice presents and critically assesses a wide range of topics relevant to criminology, criminal justice and global justice. The text is divided into three parts: comparative criminal justice, international criminology, and transnational and global criminology. Within each field are located specific topics which the authors regard as contemporary and highly relevant and that will assist students in gaining a fuller appreciation of global justice issues. Authors Cyndi Banks and James Baker address these complex global issues using a scholarly but accessible approach, often using detailed case studies. The discussion of each topic is a comprehensive contextualized account that explains the social context in which law and crime exist and engages with questions of explanation or interpretation. The authors challenge students to gain knowledge of international and comparative criminal justice issues and think about them in a critical manner. It has become difficult to ignore the global and international dimensions of criminal justice and criminology and this text aims to enhance criminal justice education by focusing on some of the issues engaging criminology worldwide, and to prepare students for a future where fields of study like transnational crime are unexceptional. FREE Online Resources give students access to helpful learning tools for study and review! Learn more at http://study.sagepub.com/banksbaker


This chapter is concerned with policing,1 a term that may refer to an activity that can be performed by a variety of persons, both professional and nonprofessional. For example, state regulatory agencies “police” corporate conduct in certain fields where crimes have been created to penalize acts that harm the environment, and private non-state security companies provide policing services of various kinds, including static guards and security patrols. Policing can also refer to the prevention, control, and prosecution of crime and the maintenance of public order by professionals employed by a state in an entity known as “the police” or the “militia” or “the gendarmerie” or in law enforcement in the general government sense. In this chapter we discuss policing and police in the ...

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