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Criminal Justice in the International Arena: A Turn-of-the-Century Review

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This paper presents published works from an essay examining crime in its new global context and addresses specific criminological issues using particular methodologies to examine them.
The Internationalization of Criminal Justice provides an overview of international-related crime in the United States and describes some of the policies and strategies adopted by the Federal, State, and local criminal justice sectors to combat it. It provides a prescription that calls for more interaction between the United States law enforcement officials and policymakers with their counterparts in other countries; comparative criminological studies would be used to evaluate these efforts. On Immigration and Crime provides a case study on the relationship between immigration and crime which plays a role in the United States public perception of crime in an international context. Crime rates in the Florida and Texas Hispanic immigrant communities are compared with overall crime rates in those regions to reinforce a body of academic study that claims--contrary to public perceptions, that immigration does not increase crime. These published works are a selection of new thinking in the field of criminology. They are concerned with the ramifications of the globalization of crime that has been part of the globalization of the economy and the shrinking of the world through advances in transportation, telecommunications, and information technology. This paper utilizes an essay from Criminal Justice 2000 (a collection of thematic essays on criminal justice). The essay, “Theory, Method, and Data in Comparative Criminology,” explores what its authors say is the renewed interest in comparative criminology. It provides a general framework for examining crime in its new global context. References

Date Published: January 1, 2000