Militarised Responses to Transnational Organised Crime

The War on Crime

Editors: Reitano, Tuesday, Jesperson, Sasha, Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo, Lucia (Eds.)

  • Engages with different forms of criminality around the central theme of militarised approaches
  • Includes insights from prominent senior academics, policy makers and practitioners
  • Combines colourful journalistic accounts and technical academic analysis of organised crime
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About this book

This edited volume examines the use of militarised responses to different forms of criminal activity, discussing the outcomes and unintended consequences. Politicians and policymakers frequently use militarised responses to look tough on crime. The deployment of armies, navies, military assets and militarised approaches can send a powerful message, but have produced mixed results. While they generate the perception that governments are actively engaged on issues of concern to the public, and in some cases have resulted in notable successes, on the downside they have frequently also increased the loss of life, exacerbated the humanitarian consequences of a particular crime and entrenched divides between security and state institutions and the criminal proponents, narrowing the possibilities for future negotiated solutions. By focusing on four different areas of criminality – wildlife crime, piracy, migration and drug trafficking – the book allows context and evidence-based conclusions to be drawn on the strategic value and commonality of responses and their outcomes.

About the authors

Tuesday Reitano is the Deputy Director of the Geneva-based Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and a senior research advisor at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa, where she leads five organised crime observatories for Africa.

Sasha Jesperson is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK, where she is leading policy-focused research to improve the response to modern slavery. Her key interests are the involvement of organised crime groups, and the role of development interventions in preventing slavery and human trafficking. 

Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo is currently a fellow in the Oxford Policy Fellowship programme, consulting on law and policy for the Ministry of Finance in Ghana. Previously she pursued a career as a corporate lawyer at Slaughter and May. Lucia's contributions to the field of organised crime have focusing on human smuggling and informal extractive industries.


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Assessing Militarised Responses to Transnational Organised Crime

    Jesperson, Sasha

    Pages 1-9

  • Soldiers in a Storm: Why and How Do Responses to Illicit Economies Get Militarised?

    Shaw, Mark

    Pages 11-21

  • Militarised Responses to the Illegal Wildlife Trade

    Humphreys, Jasper (et al.)

    Pages 25-42

  • An Unwinnable War: Rhino Poaching in the Kruger

    Rademeyer, Julian

    Pages 43-59

  • Kenya’s ‘War on Poaching’: Militarised Solutions to a Militarised Problem?

    Maguire, Thomas J.

    Pages 61-90

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57565-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57564-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Militarised Responses to Transnational Organised Crime
Book Subtitle
The War on Crime
Editors
  • Tuesday Reitano
  • Sasha Jesperson
  • Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57565-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57565-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57564-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 359
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
Topics