Transnational Crime and Global Security
[2 volumes]
by Philip Reichel and Ryan Randa, Editors
January 2018, 701pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
2 volumes, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-4317-4
$180, £139, 157€, A247
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Criminals pay little attention to national borders, making the spread of transnational crime one of the most significant security challenges facing governments globally today.

This two-volume work offers a comprehensive examination of the distressing topics of transnational crime and the implications for global security.

National security is a key concern for individual nations, regions, and the global community, yet globalism has led to the perfusion of transnational crime such that it now poses a serious threat to the national security of governments around the world. Whether attention is concentrated on a particular type of transnational crime or on broader concerns of transnational crime generally, the security issues related to preventing and combatting transnational crime remain of top-priority concern for many governments.

Transnational Crime and Global Security has been carefully curated to provide students, scholars, professionals, and consultants of criminal justice and security studies with comprehensive information about and in-depth analysis of contemporary issues in transnational crime and global security. The first volume covers such core topics as cybercrime, human trafficking, and money laundering and also contains infrequently covered but nevertheless important topics including environmental crime, the weaponization of infectious diseases, and outlaw motorcycle gangs. The second volume is unique in its coverage of security issues related to such topics as the return of foreign terrorist fighters, using big data to reinforce security, and how to focus efforts that encourage security cooperation.


  • Represents global collaboration among contributors including scholars from respected universities in Europe, North America, and Australia; professionals at public policy research institutes; and researchers at several United Nations entities
  • Provides perspectives from contributors of geographic diversity and varied backgrounds that combine to form a global panorama of crime and security topics
  • Provides readers a single work to learn about both specific transnational crimes (Volume 1) and efforts to prevent and combat those crimes (Volume 2)
  • Prefaces each chapter with an introduction that contextualizes content for closer reading
Philip Reichel, PhD, is emeritus professor at the University of Northern Colorado, adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire Law School, and visiting professor at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. He is author of Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: A Topical Approach, coauthor of Corrections (Justice Series), and coeditor of the Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice and has authored or coauthored more than 40 articles and book chapters. His areas of expertise include corrections, comparative justice systems, and transnational crime.

Ryan Randa, PhD, is assistant professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. His research interests include fear of crime, victimization, influences on victim adaptive behaviors, and cross-cultural comparisons of crime and victimization. His work has appeared in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Victims and Offenders, and Security Journal.


"Of particular value is the diversity of the expert contributors which serves to appropriately afford a global perspective to the collection. This set will be of value to security students, research scholars, policy makers, and practitioners"—ARBA, July 3, 2018

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