Art Crime

Terrorists, Tomb Raiders, Forgers and Thieves

  • Noah Charney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Forgers: Fakes and Forgeries

  3. Terrorists: Policing, Investigation and Terrorism

  4. Tomb Raiders: Archaeology and Antiquities Looting

  5. Thieves: Art Law, War and Policy

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-364

About this book


Since the Second World War, art crime has shifted from a relatively innocuous, often ideological crime, into a major international problem, considered by some to be the third-highest grossing criminal trade worldwide. This rich volume features essays on art crime by the most respected and knowledgeable experts in this interdisciplinary subject.


Art crime art theft art and terrorism antiquities looting stolen art art policy art law art and war Nazi art counter-terrorism art investigation museum security museum studies illicit traffic trafficking art archaeological looting tomb raider criminology crime Museum Nation police service

Editors and affiliations

  • Noah Charney
    • 1
  1. 1.Association for Research into Crimes against ArtItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55370-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40757-3
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