An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law

Paperback | October 15, 2012

byNeil Boister

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The suppression of cross-border criminal activity has become a major global concern. An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law examines how states, acting together, are responding to these forms of criminality through a combination of international treaty obligations and national criminallaws. Multilateral 'suppression conventions' oblige states parties to criminalise a broad range of activities including drug trafficking, terrorism, transnational organised crime, corruption, and money laundering, and to provide for different types of international procedural cooperation likeextradition and mutual legal assistance in regard to these offences. Usually regarded as a sub-set of international criminal justice, this system of law is beginning to receive greater attention as a subject in its own right as the scale of the criminal threat and the complexity of synergyzing thecriminal laws of different states is more fully understood. The book is divided into three parts. Part A asks and attempts to answer what is transnational crime and what is transnational criminal law? Part B explores a selection of substantive transnational crimes from piracy through to cybercrime. Part C examines the main procedural mechanisms involved inestablishing jurisdiction and then the exercise of jurisdiction through the effective investigation and prosecution of transnational crimes. Finally, Part D looks at the implementation of transnational criminal law and the prospects for transnational criminal justice. Until recently this system oflaw has been largely the domain of professionals. An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law provides a comprehensive introduction designed to fill that gap.

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The suppression of cross-border criminal activity has become a major global concern. An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law examines how states, acting together, are responding to these forms of criminality through a combination of international treaty obligations and national criminallaws. Multilateral 'suppression conventions'...

Professor Neil Boister teaches Criminal Law, Transnational Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, and International Law at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. His principal research interest is the suppression of transnational crime through international law. He has written numerous articles on the subject. Neil...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199605394

ISBN - 13:9780199605392

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Table of Contents

Part A: Introduction1. What is Transnational Crime?2. What is Transnational Criminal Law?Part B: Crimes3. Piracy and Modern Maritime Offences4. Slavery, Human Trafficking, and Migrant Smuggling5. Drug Trafficking6. Terrorism7. Transnational Organised Crime8. Corruption9. Money Laundering10. Emerging Transnational Crimes11. General Part of Transnational CrimePart C: Enforcement12. Jurisdiction13. International Law Enforcement Cooperation14. International Law Enforcement Cooperation at Sea15. The Anti-Money Laundering Regime16. Legal Assistance17. Legal Assistance in Asset Recovery18. Extradition of Transnational CriminalsPart D: Conclusion19. Implementation20. Towards Transnational Criminal Justice

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"[This book provides a] meticulous analysis of the material...[and] a detailed and nuanced analysis of the legal issues arising from th[e] trial." --Kirsten Sellars, Global Law Books