This book adopts a critical criminological approach to analyze the production, representation and role of crime in the emerging international order. It analyzes the role of power and its influence on the dynamics of criminalization at an international level, facilitating an examination of the geopolitics of international criminal justice. Such an approach to crime is well-developed in domestic criminology; however, this critical approach is yet to be used to explore the relationship between power, crime and justice in an international setting. This book brings together contrasting opinions on how courts, prosecutors, judges, NGOs, and other bodies act to reflexively produce the social reality of international justice. In doing this, it bridges the gaps between the fields of sociology, criminology, international relations, political science, and international law to explore the problems and prospects of international criminal justice and illustrate the role of crime and criminalization in a complex, evolving, and contested international society.

chapter |13 pages


What Crime? Which Justice? What International Sociey?
ByWillem de Lint

part I|39 pages

International Crime and Criminology Foundations

chapter 1|18 pages

The Rationale of International Criminal Justice

Idealpolitik, Realpolitik and the International Criminal Court
ByNerida Chazal

chapter 2|17 pages

The Non-Existent Legal Basis for Judicial Interventionism

ByJohn Laughland

part II|75 pages

The Authority and Capacity of Actors in the International Criminal Justice System

chapter 3|27 pages

Legitimising International Criminal Justice

The Importance of Process Control
ByNancy A. Combs

chapter 4|31 pages

The Politics of Prosecution

The Role of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court 1
ByPhilip Stenning

chapter 5|13 pages

Judicial Agency and Spatial Practices

A Geo-Political Analysis of New Configurations of Power
ByMarinella Marmo

part III|4 pages

The Aims and Objectives of International Criminal Justice

chapter 6|16 pages

International Criminal Law Sentencing Objectives

ByGrant Niemann

chapter 7|15 pages

International Criminal Justice

Law, Courts, and Punishment as Deterrent Mechanisms?
ByDawn L. Rothe, Isabel Schoultz

part IV|54 pages

International Criminal Justice at a National Level

chapter 8|21 pages

Phosphorus and Stone

Operation Cast Lead, Israeli Military Courts, and International Law as Denial-Maintenance
ByReem Bahdi

chapter 9|29 pages

The International Criminal Court and the African Continent

Prosecution of International Crimes in National Courts
ByDeslie Billich

part V|83 pages

The Future of International Criminal Justice

chapter 10|19 pages

The Rarefied Politics of Global Legal Struggles

Corporations, Hegemony, and Human Rights 1
ByStefanie Khoury, David Whyte

chapter 11|21 pages

Controlling Crimes of Globalisation

A Challenge for International Criminal Justice 1
ByDawn L. Rothe, David O. Friedrichs

chapter 12|15 pages

Preventing International Crimes

ByAlette Smeulers

chapter 13|22 pages


The Future of International Criminal Justice
ByDavid Nelken