Researchers' Foreign-Language Publications




Petra Bárd (ed.):

The Rule of Law and Terrorism




Authors: Petra Bárd, Samantha Joy Cheesman, Elspeth Guild, Péter Hack, Michael Hamilton,
Konrad Lachmayer, András Sajó, Stefan Schumann, Ulrich Sieber, Judit Tóth, Varju Márton

The relevance of the present volume on terrorism and the rule of law is constantly and unavoidably around us. The authors first seek to identify theoretical considerations and their practical implications starting with broad social and legal science concepts that boil down to legislation and decision-making. Next the book’s focus narrows down to Europe first, and to the European Union and the European Court of Justice later. Finally, a Hungarian case-study is included to illustrate the points that have been addressed in the theoretical chapters.

Identifying EU counter-terrorism law is not an easy endeavor. It is multidisciplinary, inspired by constitutional, criminal and administrative law and security studies. The EU’s multi-layered structure, the absence of its coercive powers and the necessary reliance on its Member States not sharing a uniform opinion only complicate things further. Nevertheless these have not prevented the EU from having a significant impact in the field of anti-terrorism. It is against this background that the authors made an intelligent attempt to re-imagine anti-terrorist legislation that may contribute to the deepening of an ever closer community based on shared values, including the rule of law and a fundamental rights culture.

Professor em. László Valki
Department of Public
International Law Eötvös Lorand University

[HVG-ORAC Publishing House Ltd., Budapest, 2015, ISBN: 978 963 258 260 3]



Sophie Body-Gendrot – Mike Hough – Klára Kerezsi –
René Lévy & Sonja Snacken (Eds.):

The Routledge Handbook of European Criminology



This new book brings together some of the leading criminologists across Europe, to showcase the best of European criminology. The Handbook aims to reflect the range and depth of current work in Europe, and to counterbalance the impact of the – sometimes insular and ethnocentric – Anglo-American criminological tradition. The end-product is a collection of twenty-eight chapters illustrating a truly comparative and interdisciplinary European criminology.

The editors have assembled a cast of leading voices to reflect on differences and commonalities, elaborate on theoretically grounded comparisons and reflect on emerging themes in criminology in Europe. After the editors’ introduction, the book is organised into the three parts:

  • five chapters offering historical, theoretical and policy-oriented overviews of European issues in crime and crime control,
  • seven chapters looking at different dimensions of crime in Europe, including crime trends, state crime, gender and crime and urban safety,
  • fifteen chapters examining the variety of institutional responses, exploring issues such as policing, juvenile justice, punishment, sentencing, trust in justice, media and crime, drugs, terrorism, immigration and data-processing.

This book gives some indication of the richness and scope of the emerging comparative European criminology. It will be required reading for anyone who wants to understand trends in crime and its control across Europe. It will be a valuable teaching resource, especially at postgraduate level, as well as an important reference point for researchers and scholars of criminology across Europe.

Sophie Body-Gendrot is Professor Emeritus at University Paris-Sorbonne and a researcher at the Centre de Recherches Sociologiques sur le Droit et les Institutions Pénales (CESDIP–CNRS–French Ministry of Justice).
Mike Hough is Professor of Criminal Policy, and Director of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck College, London, UK.
Klára Kerezsi is Senior Advisor and Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Criminology and Associate Professor at ELTE University, Hungary.
René Levy is Senior Researcher Director at CNRS, France, and Director of the Groupe Européen de Recherches sur les Normativités (GERN).
Sonja Snacken is Professor of Criminology at the Free University, Brussels.

[Routledge, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-415-68584-9]


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Adam Crawford (Ed.):

Crime Prevention Policies in Comparative Perspective


The editor:

Adam Crawford is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds.

The contributors:
Adam Crawford, Jaap de Waard, Adam Edwards, Patrick Hebberecht, Alistair Henry, Tim Hope, Gordon Hughes, Michael Jasch, Klára Kerezsi, Dario Melossi, Rossella Selmini, Margaret Show, Jan J.M. Van Dijk, Anne Wyvekens

For the past two decades or more the growth of public policies and strategies aimed at crime prevention and community safety has constituted one of the major innovations in crime control, with significant implications for the manner in which crime and safety are governed. But how has ‘the preventive turn’ in crime control policies been implemented in various different countries and what have its implications been? What lessons have been learnt over the ensuing years and what are the major trends influencing the direction of development? What does the future hold for crime prevention and community safety? These are some of the questions explored in this book through a comparative analysis of developments in crime prevention policies across a number of European countries. Contributors explore and assess the different models adopted and the shifting emphasis accorded to differing strategies over time. The book also seeks to compare and contrast different approaches as well as the nature and extent of policy transfer between jurisdictions and the internationalisation of key ideas, strategies and theories of crime prevention and community safety.
The book brings together a collection of leading international experts to explore the lessons learnt through implementation, and the future directions of crime prevention policies. Many of the contributors have been closely involved in crime prevention and community safety policy development and research in different countries. As such, they are well placed to reflect upon developmental trajectories over the last quarter of a century, as well as to draw out the underlying influences that have shaped such changes.

[Willan Publishing, Devon, 2009]



Tim Lukas  (Ed.):

Crime Prevention in High-Rise Housing

Lessons from the Crime Prevention Carousel

Authors: Tünde Barabás, Mark Enters, Krzysztof Krajewksi, Tim Lukas, Henry Shaftoe, Nicole Smits, Szandra Windt, Tobias Woldendorp

Large, densely constructed high-rise housing estates at the fringes of cities are particularly regarded as urban areas that exhibit a severe potential for crime and insecurity. Rehabilitation schemes have therefore been increasingly utilised for remedial schemes in suburban housing during the past years.

Are attempts to rehabilitate high-rise housing estates actually an effective way to reduce crime and feelings of insecurity in areas of this nature? This is the pivotal question of the Crime Prevention Carousel, an international comparative study which seeks to explore physical improvements and social changes at six high-rise housing estates in five Eastern and Western European countries. Focusing on both situational and social approaches to crime prevention the study aims to share information and experiences about how best to reduce neighbourhood crime and feelings of insecurity in high-rise residential housing estates.

[Kriminologische Forschungsberichte, Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 2007, 132 p.]



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