© 2017

Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses

International Approaches

  • Emilio C. Viano
  • Presents comparative, interdisciplinary research on gangs, trafficking, and crime prevention

  • Highlights contributions from the XVII World Congress of Crime, selected and adapted for inclusion in this volume

  • Includes international contributions sharing research from their own regions and global trends


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Cybercrime

  3. Organized Crime, Trafficking and Delinquency

  4. Society’s Responses to Crime

About this book


This timely book provides contributions on international, comparative crime phenomena: gangs, trafficking, fear of crime, and crime prevention. It highlights contributions originally prepared for the XVII World Congress of Criminology and for the 2015 Cybercrime Conference in Oñati, Spain which have been selected, reviewed, and adapted for inclusion in this volume.

The work features international contributors sharing the latest research and approaches from a variety of global regions. The first part examines the impact of gangs on criminal activities and violence. The second part explores illegal trafficking of people, drugs, and other illicit goods as a global phenomenon, aided by the ease of international travel, funds transfer, and communication. Finally, international approaches to crime detection prevention are presented. The work provides case studies and fieldwork that will be relevant across a variety of disciplines and a rich resource for future research.

This work is relevant for researchers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as related fields such as international and comparative law, public policy, and public health.


Crime Prevention Drugs Human Trafficking Juvenile Delinquency Youth Gangs

Editors and affiliations

  • Emilio C. Viano
    • 1
  1. 1.International Society of CriminologyWashington, DCUSA

About the editors

Emilio C. Viano has earned several academic law degrees [LLB (Honors) and three LL.Ms], a M.A in Sociology & Anthropology, and a Ph.D. (“summa cum laude”) in Sociology of Law at New York University.

Most recently, he has taught and done research mostly at American University, Washington DC, both in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law. He has also been a professor at the University of Paris (Sorbonne), Cordoba (Argentina), Panteion (Athens, Greece), Bologna (Italy), Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and others.

His work in law, criminal justice issues and governance has been recognized by his election as President of the International Society for Criminology (Paris), Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Penal Law, U.S. Voting Member of the International Penal & Penitentiary Foundation, Member of the Anti-Corruption Task Force of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and others. In 2012 he received the “Hans Von Hentig” Prize, the highest recognition of the World Society of Victimology, awarded only every four years. Among other awards and prizes, he also received two Fulbrights.

Dr. Viano has vast experience with consulting assignments worldwide, especially in the developing world and particularly on security issues. He has worked extensively in Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, Algeria, South Africa, Mexico and others. He is presently contracted to write the cybercrime law for a Central American nation.

Bibliographic information