Organised Crime and the Law: A Comparative Analysis

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Organised Crime and the Law presents an overview of the laws and policies
adopted to address the phenomenon of organised crime in the United Kingdom
and Ireland, assessing the degree to which these justice systems have been re-calibrated, in terms of the prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of organised criminality. While the notion of organised crime itself is a contested one, States' legal responses often treat it and its constituent offences as unproblematic in a definitional sense. This book advances a systematic doctrinal critique of relevant domestic criminal laws, laws of evidence and civil processes.
Organised Crime and the Law constructs a theoretical framework on which an
appraisal of these legal measures may be based, focusing in particular on the tension between due process and crime control, the demands of public protection and risk aversion, and other adaptations. In particular, it identifies parallels and points of divergence between the different jurisdictions in the UK and Ireland, bearing in mind the shared history of subversive threats and counter-terrorism policies. It further examines the extent to which policy transfer is evident in the UK and Ireland in terms of emulating the US in the reactions to organised crime.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages273
ISBN (Print)9781849461221
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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