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The Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Brings together contributions from law, criminology, political science, international studies, and business

  • Includes chapters from the US, UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia; edited by world-renowned experts in the field

  • Combines a unique discussion of anti-money laundering, asset recovery, and counter-terrorist financing measures

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Table of contents (47 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introductory Section

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law: An Introduction

      • Clive Walker, Colin King, Jimmy Gurulé
      Pages 3-12
  3. Asset Recovery

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 375-375
    2. Asset Recovery: An Overview

      • Colin King
      Pages 377-397

About this book

The Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law focuses on how criminal and terrorist assets pose significant and unrelenting threats to the integrity, security, and stability of contemporary societies. In response to the funds generated by or for organised crime and transnational terrorism, strategies have been elaborated at national, regional, and international levels for laws, organisations and procedures, and economic systems. Reflecting on these strands, this handbook brings together leading experts from different jurisdictions across Europe, America, Asia, and Africa and from different disciplines, including law, criminology, political science, international studies, and business. The authors examine the institutional and legal responses, set within the context of both policy and practice, with a view to critiquing these actions on the grounds of effective delivery and compliance with legality and rights. In addition, the book draws upon the experiences of the many senior practitioners and policy-makers who participated in the research project which was funded by a major Arts and Humanities Research Council grant. This comprehensive collection is a must-read for academics and practitioners alike with an interest in money laundering, terrorism financing, security, and international relations.


  • Policing
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Terrorism
  • Political violence
  • Security
  • Business
  • Corporate finance
  • Transnational crime
  • Fraud
  • Trafficking
  • Europe
  • USA
  • Australia
  • financial crime


“Reviewing this book from a practitioner perspective, it does focus on areas of law, policy, response, and responsibility … I find this book to be an all-embracing one on the subject of Criminal and Financial Law that is, a ‘must have and read’ for all involved in this subject of enquiry.” (David M.J. Graves, Policing, August 11, 2018)

“Money is the motive for organized crime and the essential ingredient for terror. Yet our efforts to “follow the money” have proven inadequate. In this impressive collection of essays, diverse experts explore distinct but interlocking aspects of our efforts to combat financial crime. The result is a valuable study of AML/CFT and a collective argument that it is time to fundamentally shift the paradigm”. (John Cassara, former U.S. intelligence officer, Treasury Special Agent, and AML/CFT author) 

“The shift of emphasis in fighting serious crime and addressing the treats of terrorism from the investigation and prosecution of substantive offences, to pursuing wealth associated with things we don’t like, has created a new dimension to the criminal justice system. Within which the focus is on interdicting and disrupting the flow of funds within criminal and subversive structures and placing obligations on those who mind other people’s wealth to generate intelligence. Three eminent scholars - Professors Walker, King and Gurulé have assembled a galaxy of experts in this ‘biblical work’ on almost every conceivable aspect of what is one of the most dynamic and - if you handle wealth, highly significant concerns. A unique and astounding feat of intellect and perception!” (Barry Rider OBE LLD, Professorial Fellow, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK)


Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Sussex, Falmer, United Kingdom

    Colin King

  • University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

    Clive Walker

  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN, USA

    Jimmy Gurulé

About the editors

Colin King is Reader in Law and co-Founder of the Crime Research Centre, University of Sussex, UK, and was Academic Fellow of The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple from 2014-2017. 

Clive Walker is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He was awarded an LLD degree in 2015 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel (Hon) in 2016.

Jimmy Gurulé is Professor at the Notre Dame Law School faculty, USA. He has also worked in public enforcement positions including as Under Secretary for Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Treasury. 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 229.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-64498-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout