National criminal justice systems are slowly integrating in an effort to combat cross border criminality.
New Perspectives on the Structure of Transnational Criminal Justice provides a forum for critical perspectives on this evolving system, with the goal of testing and challenging conceptions of transnational criminal law. Collectively, the papers in this special issue investigate the main symbolic and material characteristics of this space of justice, how it is organized and what dynamics shape its functionality and impact.
Professor Neil Boister, Ph.D (1998), is Professor of Criminal law at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand. Author of a range of texts on transnational criminal law including
An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law (Second edition forthcoming OUP, 2018) in 2014 he was awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany for his work on transnational criminal law.
Mikkel Jarle Christensen is an associate professor in the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. He is also senior researcher in the Global Justice Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He has published on the sociology of law in the fields of policing, international and transnational criminal justice and has recently co-edited an innovative volume that links these fields:
International Practices of Criminal Law: Social and Legal Perspectives (with Ron Levi, Routledge 2017).
Table of contents
New Perspectives on the Structure of Transnational Criminal Justice Mikkel Jarle Christensen and Neil Boister Transnational Criminal Justice: Its Politics and Practices
I Politics, Law and Social Dynamics
II Structure of the Special Issue
The ‘Bad Global Citizen’, ‘Naked’, in the ‘Transnational Penal Space’ Neil Boister Abstract
I The Transnational Criminal as a ‘Bad Global Citizen’
II The Mechanics of Creating a Transnational Penal Space
III The ‘Bad Global Citizen’, ‘Naked’ in the ‘Transnational Penal Space’
IV ‘Global Citizenship’ for ‘Bad Global Citizens’
Conclusion: Why Bother with the ‘Bad Global Citizen’?
Treaty Monitoring and Compliance in the Field of Transnational Criminal Law Cecily Rose Abstract
II The Relative Paucity of Treaty Monitoring in the Transnational Criminal Law Field
III Possible Explanations for the Relative Absence of Treaty Monitoring in the Field of Transnational Criminal Law
IV Some Concluding Observations on the Implications of Sparse Monitoring of Transnational Criminal Law Treaties
Transnational Organization, Transnational Law and the Ambiguity of Interpol in a World Ruled with Law James Sheptycki Abstract Keywords Introduction I The Constitution of Interpol II The Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files III Interpol Organization and the Red Notice System IV Conclusion: Transnational Legal Orders as Transnational Rule with Law Acknowledgements The Social Structure of Transnational Criminal Justice: A Cluster of Spaces beyond National Borders Mikkel Jarle Christensen Abstract Keywords Introduction I Theoretical Perspective and Empirical Material II From International to Transnational Criminal Law and Justice III The Social Structure of Transnational Criminal Justice IV The Structure and Effects of the Four Spaces of Practice Concluding Remarks