A Research Agenda for Global Crime
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A Research Agenda for Global Crime

Edited by Tim Hall and Vincenzo Scalia

This multidisciplinary collection of essays by leading international scholars explores many pressing issues related to global crime. The book opens with essays that look across this diverse terrain and then moves on to consider specific areas including organised crime, cyber-crime, war-crimes, terrorism, state and private violence, riots and political protest, prisons, sport and crime and counterfeit goods. The book emphasises the centrality of crime to the contemporary global world and mobilises diverse disciplinary positions to help understand and address this.
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Chapter 4: War, terrorism and criminal justice

John Lea

Abstract

The modern agenda for the criminalization of international armed conflict and war originated in the optimism of the post Second World War period and the Nuremberg trials. Changes in the structure of international society resulting from globalization have both fatally undermined the general project while at the same time producing conditions favourable to limited criminalizing interventions in armed conflict. Modern terrorism has further undermined the criminalization project and indeed raises the prospect of the militarization of domestic criminal justice.

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