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The Palgrave Handbook on Art Crime

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Offers the most comprehensive, international collection of research on art crime

  • Includes contributions from practitioners including members of Interpol, UNESCO and the National Portrait Gallery

  • Draws on criminology, law, art history and museum studies

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Table of contents (39 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix
  2. Art Theft

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107
    2. Art Theft: An Examination of Its Various Forms

      • Duncan Chappell, Kenneth Polk
      Pages 109-131
    3. Unsolved Art Thefts

      • Vicki Oliveri
      Pages 133-148
    4. Protecting Works of Art from Theft

      • Declan Garrett
      Pages 187-211
    5. Recovering Stolen Artworks: A Practical Approach

      • James Ratcliffe
      Pages 237-251
    6. Insurance Challenges and Art Crime

      • Dorit Straus
      Pages 253-270
  3. Art Fraud and Forgery

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 287-287
    2. Profiling Art Forgers

      • Noah Charney
      Pages 289-299
    3. Examining Art Fraud

      • Kenneth Polk, Duncan Chappell
      Pages 301-320

About this book

This handbook showcases studies on art theft, fraud and forgeries, cultural heritage offences and related legal and ethical challenges. It has been authored by prominent scholars, practitioners and journalists in the field and includes both overviews of particular art crime issues as well as regional and national case studies. It is one of the first scholarly books in the current art crime literature that can be utilised as an immediate authoritative reference source or teaching tool. It also includes a bibliographic guide to the current literature across interdisciplinary boundaries. Apart from legal, criminological, archeological and historical perspectives on theft, fraud and looting, this volume contains chapters on iconoclasm and graffiti, underwater cultural heritage, the trade in human remains and the trade, theft and forgery of papyri. The book thereby hopes to encourage scholars from a wider variety of disciplines to contribute their valuable knowledge to art crime research.

Keywords

  • art theft
  • art forgery
  • cultural heritage
  • money laundering
  • art and terrorism
  • museum heist
  • faker
  • stolen art
  • looting
  • white collar crime
  • trafficking
  • terrorism
  • policing

Reviews

“Everyone will find something of interest, though it is a work of neither interdisciplinarity nor theoretical innovation. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through faculty.” (P. Beirne, Choice, Vol. 57 (5), January, 2020)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

    Saskia Hufnagel

  • University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Duncan Chappell

About the editors

Saskia Hufnagel is Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at Queen Mary University London. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS), Griffith University, Australia, and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Leeds, UK. She has widely published on international police cooperation and art crime. She is a qualified German legal professional and accredited specialist in criminal law.

Duncan Chappell is an Australian lawyer and criminologist and is currently an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  He has been a consultant to government and international bodies including the UN, ILO and Commonwealth and has researched and published widely on a range of crime and criminal justice topics, including art crime and trafficking in cultural property.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 299.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-54405-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)