Pablo Ciocchini, George Radics
September 17, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138625631 - CAT# K390645
Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South
This edited volume presents the work of academics from the Global South and explores, from local and regional settings, how the legal order and people’s perceptions of it translates into an understanding of what constitutes "criminal" behaviours or activities. This book aims to address the gap between criminal law in theory and practise in the Global South by assembling eleven chapters from established and emerging scholars from various underrepresented regions of the world.
Drawing on research from Singapore, the Philippines, Peru, Indonesia, India, the Dominican Republic, Burma, Brazil, Bangladesh, and Argentina, this book explores a range of issues that straddle the line between social deviance and legal crimes in such societies, including extra-marital affairs, gender-based violence, gambling, LGBT issues, and corruption. Issues of inclusivity versus exclusivity, modernity versus tradition, globalization of capital versus cultural revivalism are explored. The contributions critically analyze the role politics and institutions play in shaping these issues. There is an urgent need for empirical studies and new theoretical approaches that can capture the complexity of crime phenomena that occur in the Global South. This book will provide essential material to facilitate the development of new approaches more suitable to understanding the social phenomena related to crime in these societies
This book will make an important contribution in the development of Southern Criminology. It will be of interest to students and researchers of criminology and sociology engaged in studies of sentencing and punishment, theories of crime, law and practice, and postcolonialism.
Reinterpreting Chaos as Diversity: An Alternative Legal Approach from the Global South
Criminalizing Adultery in Colonial India: Constructing the Wife vs. the Other in Islamic Family Law
"First World Problems" in the "Third World"? LGBT Rights in Singapore
Privacy in Public Spaces: The Transformative Potential of Navtej Johar v. Union of India
Gambling with Criminal Law: The Legal Paradox of "Jogo do Bicho" (Animal Lottery) Criminalization in Brazil
João Araújo Monteiro Neto and Nestor Eduardo Araruna Santiago
(Cr)immigration in the Dominican Republic?
Decolonizing the Human Rights of Vulnerable Haitian Migrants
Carolina Yoko Furusho
Cosmologies of Federal Criminal Procedural Reform: Democratizing and Humanizing Criminal Justice in Argentina
Of Punishment, Protest, and Press Conferences: Contentious Politics Amidst Despotic Decision in Contemporary Burmese courtrooms
The Politics of Judicial Actors in the Philippines "War on Drugs"
Arresting a Due Process Revolution: The Reform of Indonesia’s Code of Criminal Procedure and the Persistence of History
Sacrificing Justice for Efficiency?
Examining Premature Dismissal Rates in Peruvian Corruption Cases
Sexual Crimes and Transitional Justice before Courts in Brazil: Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity
Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer and Claudia Paiva Carvalho
Seeking Commonalities from Across the South
George B. Radics