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Title Crime : local and global / edited by John Muncie, Deborah Talbot, and Reece Walters.
Imprint Cullompton, UK ; Portland, Or. : Willan Publishing : in association with the Open University, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-245) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Crime.
Crime and globalization.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Preface; Chapter 1: Interrogating crime; Chapter 2: Global cities, segregation and transgression; Chapter 3: Cybercrime, transgression and virtual environments; Chapter 4: Gender abuse and people trafficking; Chapter 5: Crime, harm and corporate power; Chapter 6: Eco crime; Chapter 7: The state, terrorism and crimes against humanity; Acknowledgments; Index.
Summary Through an examination of key concepts and criminological approaches, the books illuminate the different ways in which crime is constructed, conceived and controlled. International case studies are used to demonstrate how 'crime' and 'justice' are historically and geographically located in terms of the global/local context, and how processes of criminalisation and punishment are mediated in contemporary societies. "Crime: Local and Global" covers the way local events (such as prostitution) have wider aspects than previously thought. Links with people traffickers, international organised crime and violence cannot be ignored any longer. Each crime or area of activity selected within this text has a global reach, and is made ever more possible due to the way globalisation has opened up markets, both legitimate and illegitimate. The book's approach and scope emphasises that we can no longer view 'crime' as something which occurs within certain jurisdictions, at certain times and in particular places. For example, the chapter on cybercrime highlights the 'illegal' acts that can be perpetrated by second lifers, anywhere in the world, but are they a crime?
Other Author Muncie, John, editor.
Talbot, Deborah, editor.
Walters, Reece, editor.
Open University, issuing body.
Other Title Print version: Crime 184392515X