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Globalization and Crime

Globalization and Crime

Second Edition

May 2013 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Globalization & Crime brings together the closely related subjects of criminology and global sociology. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, it examines established topics such as human trafficking and smuggling, migration and organised crime. It also delves into new territory and explores the issues surrounding international criminal justice, comparative criminology, green criminology and human rights.

New to this Second Edition is a chapter dedicated to the impact that the war on terror has had on the rule of law and a detailed discussion on the growing topic of cosmopolitan criminology. Complete with extensive references, helpful suggestions for further reading and a detailed glossary, this book will prove essential reading for students and academics in criminology, globalization, sociology and other social sciences.



The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology’s interdisciplinary nature and focus.  It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects.  Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. 


The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas. 

Crime, Fear and Social Exclusion in the Global Village
Global Mobility and Human Traffic
Urban Criminology and the Global City
The 'Deviant Immigrant': Migration and Discourse about Crime
Global Security and the 'War on Terror'
Governing Global Risks
Beyond the State: Globalization and State Sovereignty
Controlling Cyberspace?
Criminology Between the National, Local and Global
Towards a Cosmopolitan Criminology?

Globalization and Crime is a tour de force of how, where and why criminology needs to be applied and extended to our rapidly changing world. This sophisticated and detailed book proclaims the shift of globalization from the periphery to the centre of criminological study and in so doing rapidly improves its theoretical and methodological endeavour. For all students of criminology this is an exciting must read as the future paths of the discipline are mapped out.
Professor Sharon Pickering
Border Observatory, Monash University, Australia

Clear language and provides a very good overview of essential topics.

Ms Emilia Mantadakis
Department of Political Science, Maastricht University
December 10, 2015

Chapter 1 may be suggested as reading for our introductory theory module which covers 'globalization' as an area of criminological research alongside concepts such as 'risk society' and 'late-modernity'.

Mr Andrew Henley
Department of Criminology, Keele University
April 22, 2014

covers a wide range of areas but, perhaps, could be stronger around the tensions that exist between states and their law enforcement arms - for example, the current tensions around extradition between the UK and fellow EU member states and, notably, the USA.

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Cumbria
April 8, 2014

excellent text, very well written and appropriate for undergraduate students

Dr Jan Semmelroggen
School of Animal, Rural & Environment, Nottingham Trent University
March 19, 2014

A concsise and user friendly book - highly recommended for my students

Miss Victoria Gregson
Business Law , East Lancashire Institute of HE at Blackburn
March 10, 2014

A terrific little book which provides a good theoretical basis for the implications of globalisation on a range of crimes.

Dr Katrina Morrison
School of Life, Sport & Social Sciences , Edinburgh Napier University
December 2, 2013

Globalisation and crime is an essential contemporary aspect of our revalidated criminal justice course. It is recommended to all level 5 students undertaking criminology and criminal justice based modules.

Mr Richard Turner
Criminal Justice, Doncaster University Centre
June 26, 2013
Key features

New to the Second Edition of Globalization and Crime:

  • A chapter dedicated to the impact that the war on terror has had on the rule of law
  • A detailed discussion on the growing topic of cosmopolitan criminology. 
  • A chapter dedicated to the impact that the war on terror has had on the rule of law
  • A detailed discussion on the growing topic of cosmopolitan criminology

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Crime, Fear and Social Exclusion in the Global Village

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