Crime and Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Editors: Šelih, Alenka, Završnik, Aleš (Eds.)

  • ​Describes the transition from one political and social order to the next from the perspective of criminology
  • Authors from the region concerned write about crime problems in their own countries
  •  Comparative crime data on modern Central/Eastern Europe is rare, and trends have not been previously explored on this scale
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Full-scale political change affects every level of a society, but perhaps nowhere as strikingly as in the areas of crime policy and law enforcement. Over the past two decades, the European nations that have moved from totalitarianism toward democracy have come to embody this trend, yet reliable sources on crime and law enforcement in these countries have not been readily accessible to the West.

Representing viewpoints seldom available to outsiders, the contributors to Crime and Transition in Central and Eastern Europe analyze changes in criminal activities and crime control strategies in the region, explain the political background underlying these developments, and assess their long-term social impact. Experts from Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina discuss the politicization of crime, the ongoing paradoxes regarding civil liberties, and the future of crime policy in comparative and country-specific terms. Among the topics featured in the book: Crime and crime control in transitional countries, politics, the media, and public perception of crime, surveillance: from national security to private industry, penal policy and political change, emerging trends: economic and organized crime, human trafficking, juvenile delinquency, new perspectives on corruption in the region.

With this fascinating insight, Crime and Transition in Central and Eastern Europe is a singular reference for researchers and policymakers in criminology and political science, and historians with a special interest in European affairs and policy.

About the authors

Dr. Alenka Šelih, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and member of the Acedemia Europea, London. Her research interests include criminology, victimology and criminal law. She has published extensively in different languages. Prof. Šelih introduced into Slovenian criminology as well as into criminal  law new topics e.g. children's rights, victimology, women's issues, community sanctions. In the eighties, she was active in the first human rights movements in the country. She cooperated with the Council of Europe bodies in crime problems and served as member of differents bodies of the International Society of Criminology, Association Internationale de Droit penal and European Society of Criminology.  She is editorial board member of two  Slovenian legal journals and member of the editorial board of the European Journal  on Criminal Policy and Research.

Dr. Aleš Završnik, Assistant Professor, is a researcher at the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. He is a postdoctoral Yggdrasil fellow at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at University of Oslo (2012) and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg i. Br. (2009) and a fellow of the World Federation of Scientists, Geneva (2008). At the moment he collaborates in the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action “Living in Surveillance Societies” and the COST Action “Cyberbullying”. Aleš Završnik edited a book Crime and Technology: How Computers Transform Surveillance and Privacy, Crime and Crime Control? (2010) and published a book Homo Criminalis: Images of a Criminal in High-Tech Risk Society (2009). He has researched and published on theoretical criminology, criminal law and “law and technology”, i.e. cybercrime, cyber-law and surveillance. He is a member of the editorial board of the Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Crime and Crime Control in Transition Countries

    Šelih, Alenka

    Pages 3-34

  • Politicians, Media, and Society’s Perception of Crime

    Buczkowski, Konrad (et al.)

    Pages 37-63

  • Transformations of Surveillance: From National Security to Private Security Industry

    Završnik, Aleš

    Pages 67-96

  • Policing Organised Crime: A Paradox of Transition?

    Gorkič, Primož

    Pages 97-116

  • Penal Policy, Crime and Political Change

    Lévay, Miklós

    Pages 117-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crime and Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
Editors
  • Alenka Šelih
  • Aleš Završnik
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3517-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3517-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3516-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9107-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 282
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