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Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives

Edited by: Duncan Chappell, Saskia Hufnagel

ISBN13: 9781409463139
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00



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In the world of law enforcement art and antiquity crime has in the past usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting.

In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Best practice methods of detecting, investigating, prosecuting and preventing such crimes are explored.

This book will be of interest and use to academics and practitioners alike in the areas of law, crime and justice.

Subjects:
Art and Cultural Heritage Law
Contents:
Preface
Law enforcement’s still evolving role in art crime: some introductory remarks, Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel.

Part I Case Studies: The antiquities trade: four case studies, Neil Brodie
The peculiar problem of art theft, Duncan Chappell and Kenneth Polk
Case studies on art fraud: European and Antipodean perspectives, Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel
A tale of two cities, a tale of two art thefts, Vicki Oliveri
An Australian art dealer’s perspective on art crime, Stephen Nall.

Part II Criminal Law and Procedure in Art Crime: Considering evidence in art fraud, Robyn Sloggett
UNESCO's influence on the development of international criminal law, Lyndel V. Prott
Difficulties in investigating art crime and recovering its proceeds: an international perspective, Patrick J. O’Keefe
Immunity from seizure for works of art on loan: the criminal context, Craig Forrest.

Part III International and Regional Overviews: Policing art crime in the European Union, Ludo Block
Art crime in North America, Noah Charney
Perspectives on the investigation, prosecution and prevention of art crime in Asia, Stefan Gruber
Protecting cultural heritage: a review of some contemporary developments in Australia and near environs, Duncan Chappell and Damien Huffer
INTERPOL and advancements in international police cooperation on art crime, Saskia Hufnagel

Index.