Few contemporary books or textbooks deal specifically with the subject of cross-national criminology, although there are more on cross-national criminal justice systems and transnational crimes. The selections here highlight the value of studying crime cross-nationally and are good places for the uninitiated to familiarize themselves with the main issues of this subfield and what it has to offer the broader field of criminology. The book chapter is a concise but thorough evaluation of the promises and challenges of international crime research. also provides a brief overview of the state of the field, with different emphases than . ; ; and are edited books that provide the most comprehensive overviews of criminology through an international lens. and are dated publications, but they are valuable summaries of the state of the field through the 1990s. and are treatises by leaders in criminology encouraging the field to pay more attention to cross-national research.


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