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Transnational Crime : Law, Theory and Practice at the Crossroads (Hardcover)
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Philip Jessup coined the term "transnational law" in his Storrs Lecture on Jurisprudence delivered in 1956 to describe law that regulates activities or actions that transcend national borders. The term redefined the conceptualization, study and practice of law. In 2001, Neil Boister published a formative article in the European Journal of International Law, in which he applied Jessup’s concept to the field of criminal law and identified the emergence of transnational criminal law.
In a world where both criminal activities and the normative foundations of the law transcend borders, domestic legal responses to crime are increasingly shaped by transnational forces. Inspired by Neil Boister’s formative work on the subject, the contributors in this book grapple with the evolution of criminal law as a result of its migration across jurisdictions and in response to cross-border criminal activity. The authors reveal the range and depth of transnational criminal law, and delve into a rich but largely under-explored area of legal theory and practice that sits at the intersection of domestic and international criminal law. This book was previously published as a special issue of Transnational Legal Theory.