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Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property

Edited by: Stefano Manacorda, Duncan Chappell

ISBN13: 9781441979452
Published: March 2011
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
Price: £148.00



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The theft, trafficking, and falsification of cultural property and cultural heritage objects are crimes of a particularly complex nature, which often have international ramifications and significant economic consequences. Organized criminal groups of various types and origins are involved in these illegal acts.

The book Crime in the Art and Antiquities World has contributions both from researchers specializing in the illegal trafficking of art, and representatives of international institutions involved with prevention and detection of cultural property-related crimes, such as Interpol and UNESCO.

This innovative volume also includes an Appendix of the existing legal texts, i.e. international treaties, conventions, and resolutions, which have not previously been available in a single volume.

This work is a unique and useful reference for scholars and private and public bodies alike.

Subjects:
Art and Cultural Heritage Law
Contents:
Foreword Stefano Manacorda Professor of Criminal Law, University of Paris, Paris, France 1) Introduction Duncan Chappell Professorial Fellow, Center for Transnational Crime Prevention, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia 2) The trafficking problem: a criminological perspective Edgar A.J.G. Tijhuis Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement/ NSCR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 3) Identifying and preventing opportunities for organized crime in the international antiquities market Simon Mackenzie Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK 4) Case Study: The market in Iraqi antiquities 1980-2008 Neil Brodie Director, Cultural Heritage Resource, Archaeology Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA 5) Case Study: Perspectives on the organization and control of the illicit traffic in antiquities in South East Asia Kenneth Polk Professor of Criminology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 6) United Nations instruments in fighting organized crime and protection of Art and Antiquities Loide Lungameni Legal Officer, Organized Crime and Criminal Justice Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime/UNODC, Nairobi, Kenya 7) Finding and returning cultural property after theft: UNESCO's efforts against illegal trade in cultural property Marie-Paule Roudil Head of Section, Culture, United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization/UNESCO, Venice, Italy 8) The role of Interpol in the fight against the illicit trafficking in cultural property Karl-Heinz Kind Team Leader, Works of Art Unit, Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon, France Appendix of Legal Texts