Providing you with a wide-ranging introduction to key international issues in crime and its control, this book covers all essential theories, and clearly explains their relevance to the world today. Going beyond just looking at organized crime, the book covers a range of topics including: •Human rights •Terrorism •Trafficking •Cybercrime •Environmental crime •International Law Plenty of case studies and examples are included throughout, including the Bali 9, Rana Plaza and the shooting of Charles De Menezes, and tips on further reading make it easy to know where to go to engage with more debates in the field. Making sure you’re up to date with current issues, this book will be essential reading for students in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as those in Law and International Relations.

Risk, Networks and Cyberspace

Risk, Networks and Cyberspace

This chapter will look at

  • The risk society.
  • The role and functioning of networks.
  • The emergence of virtual space and cybercrime.


  • Risk
  • Control
  • Governing through crime
  • Networks
  • Cybercrime

3.1 Introduction

What do nuclear war, climate change, terrorist attacks, environmental catastrophes, Ebola outbreaks and cybercrime have in common? They are all examples of the extreme and pervasive risks that we face in the contemporary era. Such risks surround us and shape our understanding of and interaction with the world. These risks arise from, and reflect, the uncertainty and insecurity of contemporary social life. They are human-made risks that are produced as side effects of the globalized, neoliberal economy, yet they are largely unpredictable and uncontrollable: we do not know where or when they may occur or how they ...

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