Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2014 Edition
| Editors: Gerben Bruinsma, David Weisburd

Crimes of Globalization

  • David O. FriedrichsEmail author
  • Dawn L. Rothe
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5690-2_121


The topic addressed in this entry is not one of the conventional topics within surveys of the terrain of criminology and criminal justice literature. But a criminology that aspires to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world during the course of the twenty-first century must transcend the traditional boundaries of criminological inquiry. Some forms of crime, broadly defined, have been visible to scholarly students of crime from the outset, with homicide as the classic example. But other forms of crime, broadly defined, have been far less visible – and in some cases virtually invisible – to criminological inquiry. This entry addresses one form of such crime: crimes of globalization and more specifically the crimes of international financial institutions. These “crimes of globalization” are situated within the context of the broad range of crimes that are linked to and driven by the expanding conditions of globalization. Some attention is given to two key concepts and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology/Criminal JusticeUniversity of ScrantonScrantonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and Criminal JusticeOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA