Crime and Justice



This chapter examines trends in crime and criminal justice in Europe, the nature of European criminology and the research topics of interest to criminologists who study European societies. It is highly ironic that although criminology as a discipline clearly stems from the European intellectual tradition, present-day European criminology struggles for its own identity and recognition. This chapter therefore examines current issues in European criminology as framed by the history of the discipline in Europe and its subsequent development across the Atlantic. We will also contextualize this chapter by discussing crime and criminal justice in Europe as influenced by trends and pressures towards convergence or divergence.


Criminal Justice Criminal Justice System Organize Crime Money Laundering Mutual Recognition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Director of International AffairsMinistry of Justice of FinlandHelsinkiFinland

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