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Crime, Law and Social Change

, 56:115 | Cite as

Art crime: a brief introduction

  • Mark Durney
  • Blythe Proulx
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cultural Heritage Archaeological Site Auction House Illicit Trade Illicit Antiquity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Art Theft CentralNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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