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Comparative, International, and Global Justice : Perspectives from Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Comparative, International and Global Justice is accessible and written for the senior undergraduate market. Authors Cynthia L. Banks and James Baker address topics commonly found in the traditional comparative text, namely those considered as essential knowledge at this level and likely to capture student interest. Topics include globalization and international crime/transnational crime framework that are contemporary critical issues, with an emphasis on developing countries. Specific social and cultural context as well as the meaning of particular practices are presented so students can understand how practices have developed within a society, how they are interpreted locally and how they are culturally conceived.
Comparative, International and Global Justice critically assesses many of the aspects of global justice, including topics such as the concept of organized crime, the export of the notion of democratic policing to Third World States and the problematics of universalizing legal discourses that establish ‘best international practice’ and set norms and standards for all states, regardless of the social and cultural context. This approach challenges students not only to gain knowledge of international and comparative criminal justice issues but to also think about them in a critical manner.