Comparative Criminal Justice and Globalization

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David Nelken
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2011 - Law - 215 pages
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In this exciting and topical collection, leading scholars discuss the implications of globalisation for the fields of comparative criminology and criminal justice. How far does it still make sense to distinguish nation states, for example in comparing prison rates? Is globalisation best treated as an inevitable trend or as an interactive process? How can globalisation's effects on space and borders be conceptualised? And how does it help to create norms and exceptions? The editor, David Nelken, is a Distinguished Scholar of the American Sociological Association, a recipient of the Sellin-Glueck award of the American Society of Criminology, and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, UK. He teaches a course on Comparative Criminal Justice as Visiting Professor in Criminology at Oxford University's Centre of Criminology.
 

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Contents

Comparative Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Globalisation
3
Studying Criminal Justice Comparatively
11
Making Sense of Punitiveness The 2008 Wiarda Inaugural Lecture
13
Comparative Criminology Globalization and the Punitive Tum
29
Comparing Criminal Process as Part of Legal Culture
51
The Globalization of Crime and Punishment
69
Globalization and States of Punishment
71
On Globalisation and Exceptionalism
89
Exit The State Globalisation State Failure and Crime
109
New Disciplinary Agendas
125
Critical Cosmopolitanism and Global Criminology
127
Transnational and Comparative Criminology Reconsidered
147
Comparative Criminology and Global Criminology as Complementary Projects
165
Afterword Studying Criminal Justice in Globalising Times
185
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David Nelken is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Macerata, Italy and Distinguished Professor of Law, Cardiff University, UK. Dr Nelken is the recipient of the ISA-RCSL Adam Podgorecki Prize 2011, for outstanding achievements in socio-legal research, in the form of distinguished and outstanding lifetime achievement.

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