Crime, Law and Social Change

, 56:115

Art crime: a brief introduction


    • Art Theft Central
  • Blythe Proulx
    • Virginia Commonwealth University

DOI: 10.1007/s10611-011-9316-3

Cite this article as:
Durney, M. & Proulx, B. Crime Law Soc Change (2011) 56: 115. doi:10.1007/s10611-011-9316-3


Art crime refers to criminally punishable acts involving works of art and includes a spectrum of phenomena as diverse as art thefts and confiscations, faked and forged art, vandalism, and illicit excavation and export of antiquities and other archaeological materials. This paper provides a cursory introduction to a variety of art crimes, and discusses the consequences of such crimes.

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