Criminal Justice in International Society

1st Edition

Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo, Nerida Chazal

Routledge
Published January 13, 2014
Reference - 320 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415628303 - CAT# Y138912
Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

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Summary

This book adopts a critical criminological approach to analyze the production, representation and role of crime in the emerging international order. It analyzes the role of power and its influence on the dynamics of criminalization at an international level, facilitating an examination of the geopolitics of international criminal justice. Such an approach to crime is well-developed in domestic criminology; however, this critical approach is yet to be used to explore the relationship between power, crime and justice in an international setting. This book brings together contrasting opinions on how courts, prosecutors, judges, NGOs, and other bodies act to reflexively produce the social reality of international justice. In doing this, it bridges the gaps between the fields of sociology, criminology, international relations, political science, and international law to explore the problems and prospects of international criminal justice and illustrate the role of crime and criminalization in a complex, evolving, and contested international society.

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