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Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis on Contemporary Perspectives and Trends

Edited by: Joris Kila

ISBN13: 9789004280533
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £46.00

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In Cultural Property Crime various experts in the fields of criminology, art law, heritage studies, law enforcement, forensic psychology, archaeology, art history and journalism provide multidisciplinary perspectives on today’s concept of cultural property crime, including art crime.

In addition, the volume deals with international, legal and practical developments regarding the increasing criminalization of acts against cultural property in times of conflict. Attention is paid to the changing status and fluctuating appraisal of cultural property as subject to classical art crimes generally in peacetime and as an identity-related symbolic target during conflict.

The book covers a wide range of topics such as forgeries, white-collar crime, archaeological looting and the impact of war on cultural heritage.

Criminology, Art and Cultural Heritage Law
Part 1- Art Theft
1 Art Theft and Time Limits for Recovery: Do the Facts of the Crime Fit the Limits in Law?
Kenneth Polk and Duncan Chappell

Part 2 - The Relationship between Cultural Heritage Crimes and Organized Crime
2 Displacement, Deforestation, and Drugs: Antiquities Trafficking and the Narcotics Support Economies of Guatemala
Donna Yates

Part 3 - Fakes and Forgeries
3 The Narrative Structure of Forgery Tales
Thierry Lenain
4 Forge and Export: The Trade in Fake Antiquities from China
Toby Bull and Stephan Gruber

Part 4 - Art and White-Collar Crime
5 Money, Art, and Laundering: Coming to Grips with the Risks
Petrus C. van Duyne, Lena Louwe, and Melvin Soudijn
6 Art Crime as White-Collar Crime
Marc Balcells
7 Art Fraud in Germany: Lessons Learned or the Fast Falling into Oblivion?
Saskia Hufnagel
8 Corruption from the Top: The Getty and Caligula’s Legacy
Tanya K. Lervik and Marc Balcells
9 An Inside Job? The Case of Robert Noortman
Henk Schutten and Petrus C. van Duyne

Part 5 - Armed Conflicts and Cultural Property
10 From Crimes against Art to Crimes against Cultural Property: New Perspectives and Dimensions in Art Crime
Joris D. Kila
11 Illicit Traffic in Antiquities: Some Canadian Experiences
John M. Fossey
12 The Gurlitt Case: German and International Responses to Ownership Rights in Looting Cases
Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel

Part 6 - Archaeological Looting
13 The Internet Market in Pre-Columbian Antiquities
Neil Brodie
14 Local and International Illicit Traffic in Vietnamese Cultural Property: A Preliminary Investigation
Damien Huffer and Duncan Chappell
15 Crime and Conflict: Temple Looting in Cambodia
Tess Davis and Simon Mackenzie
16 Transnational Forfeiture of the Getty Bronze
Derek Fincham

Part 7 - Art Vandalism
17 On Art, Crime, and Insanity. The Role and Contribution of Mental Disorders
Frans Koenraadt

Conclusion: Cultural Property Crime
Joris Kila and Marc Balcells