Crime, Law and Social Change

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 429–432 | Cite as

Book review: theorising globalisation and the future of international criminal justice

Mark Findlay, governing through globalised crime: future for international criminal justice. Cullompton: Willan, 2008
  • Georgios Papanicolaou
  • Georgios A. Antonopoulos
Book Review

Governing through globalised crimeis a book we read with great interest and found to be clearly thought provoking. The author, Mark Findlay, who is professor of criminal justice at the University of Sydney, extends here his previous work to lay down not merely a theoretically rich analysis of the forces motoring contemporary International Criminal Justice (ICJ) but also a normative project for the latter’s future. In today’s globalised world, risks are also global, and thus engender responses at the international level. Historically, there had emerged in international governance a humanitarian security and peace–keeping culture, which currently stands in jeopardy, because in contemporary global hegemonic discourses crime and international governance are systematically intertwined. Actions of international actors, from individuals to organisations to states, are increasingly interpreted and framed accordingly as ‘criminal risks’. In Findlay’s words, “global crime agendas are now being...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgios Papanicolaou
    • 1
  • Georgios A. Antonopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social Sciences and LawUniversity of TeessideMiddlesbroughUK

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