The Globalisation of Crime : Understanding Transitional Relationships in Context.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999Copyright date: ©1999Description: 1 online resource (255 pages)Content type:
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- HV6025 .F46 1999
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface: Some themes of method -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Notions of context and globalisation -- 'There will be no there anymore -- we will all be here' -- Crime in context -- The globalisation theme -- Representations of crime - beyond popular wisdom -- Crime as choice -- Cultures of crime -- Relationships of crime -- Crime economies -- Social situations of crime -- Positioning of criminalisation -- Understanding social determinants of crime and control contexts -- 1 (Mis)representing crime -- Crime trends -- Temporal and spatial patterns -- Challenges of measurement -- Theories of crime and measurement -- What are measured as crime indicators? -- How far can crime and justice data be detached from specific social, political and economic contexts? -- Preoccupations with the developed world -- Victimisation and crime control - its significance for the measurement of crime -- International victimisation surveys -- Trends in criminalisation and the processes of crime control -- Misrepresentations of crime and control -- Selective interpretation of crime -- Drugs/crime link - representation of crime and control out of context -- Organised crime mystique -- Transnational crime -- Crime without sites -- Crime, the media and moral panic -- Crime and the state -- Crime and difference -- 2 Crime and social development -- Introduction -- Relationship between crime and development -- Development context for crime -- Global interest in crime and development -- Common social indicators of crime and development -- Crime, modernisation and economic disparity -- Crime and urban drift -- Crime and urbanisation -- Crime and commerce -- Crime syndicates and marketing criminal enterprise.
Case-studies of crime and development in cultures in transition: corruption and criminal enterprise in two small Pacific… -- Case 1: The failure of the National Bank of Fiji (NBF) - re-interpreting corruption -- Case 2: Bank guarantees from the Republic of Vanuatu - disclosing and decoding corruption -- Corruption and control in the context of cultures in transition -- Identifying and labelling corrupt relationships -- Relevance of regulation agencies -- Reliance on commercial viability rather than public morality as a measure of the consequences of corruption -- Globalising the context of corruption relationships -- 3 Crime and social dysfunction -- Crime and dysfunction -- The specifics of crime and disorganisation -- Crime and unemployment -- Drugs/crime and profit -- Crime, violence and domination -- Crime and domestic fracture -- Crime and discrimination -- Fear of crime -- 4 Marginalisation and crime relationships -- The marginalising potential of globalisation -- Crime and culture -- Crime connections through marginalisation -- Crime as a factor of youth, gender and social status -- Victimisation as a factor of age, gender, status and location -- Crime in response to marginalisation -- Youth gangs -- Organised crime -- Crime as capital -- Marginalisation as a consequence of responses to crime -- Marginalisation through selective law enforcement -- Crime relationships in contexts of social marginalisation -- Crime and poverty -- Delinquency and drift -- Economic relationships in the costs of crime -- 5 Crime economies -- Crime and economy -- Crime and market models -- Crime and enterprise -- Crime control and enterprise -- Crime and structures of enterprise -- Corruption relationships -- Crime networking -- Crime and state sponsorship -- Crime economies -- Mystifying the 'Mafia' -- Constructing the reality of the Mafia in Italy.
Objectifying the Mafia as a unified criminal threat -- The Mafia and politics - the Italian experience -- Mafia and social threat -- A unique criminal justice system for a unique offender -- Crime as economy -- The pattern of corruption-reliant economies -- Crime control and corruption-reliant economies -- 6 Crime as choice -- Choosing crime -- Crime choices -- Control choices -- Displacement and replacement -- Crime as work -- Crime and the market -- Crime and opportunity -- Criminal consequences of crime control -- Cycles of displacement and replacement -- 7 Integrating crime control -- Introduction -- Discretion -- Strategies of control -- Indicators of crime control -- Alternative mechanisms of crime control -- Crime, control and the 'community' context -- Significance of re-integrative strategies -- Integrating control -- An integrated context of crime and control -- Globalised crime control -- Case-studies: Introduced law and custom - the adaptation of penalty -- Can there be globalised penalty? -- Paradoxes of control within post-colonial Pacific states -- Paradox and the stages of control -- Paradox over liability -- Paradox over justification and excuse -- Paradox with extenuation and mitigation -- The contextual relativity of control - reconstructing penalty in foreign contexts -- Banishment -- Reconciliation -- Adaptations of control where contexts intersect -- Potentials for integrated crime control -- Epilogue -- The analytical project -- The crime and globalisation nexus -- Bibliography -- Index.
Presents a fascinating theory of crime as globalized social force.
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