Unraveling the Crime-Development Nexus

Author:   Jarrett Blaustein ,  Tom Chodor ,  Nathan W. Pino
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield International
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9781786611000


Pages:   274
Publication Date:   25 June 2022
Format:   Hardback
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Unraveling the Crime-Development Nexus offers the first criminological account of the relationship between international development, crime, and security in nearly thirty-five years. It historically situates and critiques the assumption that crime represents both a significant threat to economic development and a consequence of underdevelopment. The book acknowledges evidence of a heightened risk of experiencing crime and violence for residents of many 'developing' countries but challenges the uncritical embrace of this empirically and theoretically problematic discourse by proponents of a post-neoliberal development agenda. It is argued that many of the reforms advocated for are structurally criminogenic and that these prescriptions for economic liberalisation and securitisation fundamentally prioritise the economic interests and security needs of those who stand to profit from further incursions by neoliberal globalisation rather than the economic and security needs of local residents and communities. To confront this dynamic, the book concludes that international institutions like the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) along with major international donors should shift their attention towards the structural causes of crime and embrace alternative development approaches, including those informed by feminist and post-colonial perspectives, in order to address the major drivers of crime, violence and exploitation in the global South.

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Author:   Jarrett Blaustein ,  Tom Chodor ,  Nathan W. Pino
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield International
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield International
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 22.70cm
Weight:   0.572kg
ISBN:  

9781786611000


ISBN 10:   1786611007
Pages:   274
Publication Date:   25 June 2022
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Unravelling the Crime Development Nexus will be first place to go for people who want to understand the UN's work on crime and drugs. I wish there were as equally sophisticated and up-to-date studies of the UN's work combatting all of the other dozen or so major global problems it addresses, from war to climate change. Unfortunately, there aren't, but perhaps this book will inspire them.--Craig Murphy, Wellesley University Startlingly original. Unraveling the Crime Development Nexus is the rare study that breaks the nation state's grip on the study of crime and criminology to offer an empirically grounded, and critical examination of global crime governance.--Jonathan Simon, University of California at Berkeley Critical criminology meets development studies in this masterful interrogation of the crime-development nexus. In the first book of its kind, the authors carefully trace how a particular understanding of this nexus was constructed in international policy circles in recent decades, and show why it has become a central dimension of global crime governance. Unraveling the Crime-Development Nexus makes a timely and important contribution to the study of transnational crime and crime control.--Peter Andreas, Brown University Blaustein, Pino, and Chodor's Unravelling the Crime-Development Nexus draws our attention to a huge, and hugely important area of global crime control that has been largely neglected by criminologists. The authors trace the emergence of a very particular way of framing, managing, and engaging with a vision of crime at the global level and the key role in that played by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). This is a path breaking work that contributes both a critical criminology and political economy of crime in the global present.--Mark Brown, The University Of Sheffield Finally, we have a critical appraisal of the nexus between 'crime' and 'development' that properly grounds the social constructivist analyses pertaining to the discourses of 'transnational organized crime' in the material and institutional context of global policing and (in)security in which such language arises. This analysis reveals that the overriding logic of global governance networks that aim to construct a consensus about how transnational crime should be governed is to facilitate and manage the spread of global capitalism which, inevitably, marginalizes any challenges to the power dynamics that underpin the actual criminogenic attributes of world system governance. This book is a must read for anyone interested in understanding global policing.--James Sheptycki, York University


Blaustein, Pino, and Chodor's Unravelling the Crime-Development Nexus draws our attention to a huge, and hugely important area of global crime control that has been largely neglected by criminologists. The authors trace the emergence of a very particular way of framing, managing, and engaging with a vision of crime at the global level and the key role in that played by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). This is a path breaking work that contributes both a critical criminology and political economy of crime in the global present.--Mark Brown, The University Of Sheffield Finally, we have a critical appraisal of the nexus between 'crime' and 'development' that properly grounds the social constructivist analyses pertaining to the discourses of 'transnational organized crime' in the material and institutional context of global policing and (in)security in which such language arises. This analysis reveals that the overriding logic of global governance networks that aim to construct a consensus about how transnational crime should be governed is to facilitate and manage the spread of global capitalism which, inevitably, marginalizes any challenges to the power dynamics that underpin the actual criminogenic attributes of world system governance. This book is a must read for anyone interested in understanding global policing.--James Sheptycki, York University


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Jarrett Blaustein is associate professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. Tom Chodor is a lecturer in International Relations, also at Monash University in Australia. Nathan W. Pino is professor of Sociology at Texas State University in the United States.

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