The Globalisation of Crime

The Globalisation of Crime : Understanding Transitional Relationships in Context


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On a contracting world stage, crime is a major player in globalization and is as much a feature of the emergent globalized culture as are other forms of consumerism. The Globalization of Crime charts crime's evolution. It analyses how globalization has enhanced material crime relationships such that they must be understood on the same terms as any other significant market force. Trends in criminalization, crime and social development, crime and social control, the political economy of crime, and crime in transitional cultures are all examined in order to understand the role of crime as an agent of social change and present an integrated theory of crime and social context. This was the first book to challenge existing analyses of crime in the context of global transition, and show that crime is as much a force for globalization as globalization is a force for crime.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 153.2 x 229.1 x 16mm | 452.86g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 3 figures
  • 0521789834
  • 9780521789837
  • 1,477,881

Review quote

'Findlay is to be congratulated for producing a book that is both highly theoretical, but also accessible, and one that succeeds in developing a strong criminological foothold within an emergent globalised culture ... a tour de force.' The Howard Journal

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Table of contents

Introduction; 1. (Mis)representing crime; 2. Crime and social development; 3. Crime and social dysfunction; 4. Marginalisation and crime relationships; 5. Crime economies; 6. Crime as choice; 7. Integrating crime control; Epilogue.

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