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The New Faces of Victimhood: Globalization, Transnational Crimes and Victim Rights

Edited by: Rianne Letschert, Jan van Dijk

ISBN13: 9789400738966
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Paperback (Hardback 2010)
Price: £52.99

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Besides generating wealth, globalization makes victims, including victims of new forms of crime. In this edited book of scholarly essays, international lawyers and criminologists reflect on the legal challenges posed by these dark sides of globalization. Examples include transnational organised crime, human trafficking and corruption, cyber crimes, international terrorism, global corporate crime and cross-border environmental crimes. The authors reflect on the limits of domestic systems of justice in providing protection, empowerment and redress to the victims of these emerging forms of global insecurity. They argue for the need of better international or supra-national institutional arrangements such as legal instruments and actions of the United Nations or regional organizations such as the European Union.

International Criminal Law
Preface.- Information on the Authors.- Part I Introductions and Overviews.- Chapter 1 New Faces of Victimhood; Reflections on the Unjust sides of Globalization; Rianne Letschert and Jan Van Dijk.- Chapter 2 Global Governance and Global Crime -- Do Victims Fall in Between?; Rianne Letschert and Marc Groenhuijsen.- Chapter 3 Human Security and the Emergence of a Global Conscience; Ralf Bodelier.- Part II Victims of Transnational Crimes.- Chapter 4 Trafficking for Sexual Purposes as a Globalized Shadow Economy;Human Security as the Tool to Facilitate a Human Rights Based Approach; Conny Rijken and Renee Romkens.- Chapter 5 Transnational Organized Crime, Civil Society and Victim Empowerment; Jan Van Dijk.- Chapter 6 Victims of Environmental Pollution in the Slipstream of Globalization; Jonathan Verschuuren and Steve Kuchta.- Part III Victim Protection in Cyberspace.- Chapter 7 The Challenge of Identity Theft in Multi-level Governance; Towards a Coordinated Action Plan for Protecting and Empowering Victims; Nicole van der Meulen and Bert-Jaap Koops.- Chapter 8 International (Cyber)Stalking; Impediments to Investigation and Prosecution; Suzan van der Aa.- Chapter 9 Digital Tools: Risks and Opportunities for Victims; Explorations in E-victimology; Corien Prins.- Part IV Victims of Conflicts and Wars.- Chapter 10 Al Qaeda and Vicarious Victims; Some Victimological Insights into Globalized Terrorism; Antony Pemberton.- Chapter 11 Protecting the Victims of the Privatization of War; Willem Van Genugten, Marie-Jose Van der Heijden and Nicola Jagers.- Chapter 12 Globalization and Victims' Rights at the International Criminal Court; Jo-Anne Wemmers and Anne-Marie de Brouwer.- Part V Conclusion.- Chapter 13 Reconstructing Victim-centered Justice on a Global Scale; Jan van Dijk and Rianne Letschert.- Bibliography.- Index.