Edited by Naomi Oosterman and me
I am happy to announce the publication of “Crime and Art: Sociological and Criminological Perspectives of Crimes in the Art World“, part of Springer’s new series “Studies in Art, Heritage, Law and the Market” (more on that series in another post). The book is available via many library subscriptions for full download, and I see it has already been downloaded 808 time! Don’t miss out, grab your copy now.
More about the book:
This volume brings together work by authors who draw upon sociological and criminological methods, theory, and frameworks, to produce research that pushes boundaries, considers new questions, and reshape the existing understanding of “art crimes”, with a strong emphasis on methodological innovation and novel theory application. Criminologists and sociologists are poorly represented in academic discourse on art and culture related crimes. However, to understand topics like theft, security, trafficking, forgery, vandalism, offender motivation, the efficacy of and results of policy interventions, and the effects art crimes have on communities, we must develop the theoretical and methodological models we use for analyses. The readership of this book is expected to include academics, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of criminology, sociology, law, and heritage studies who have an interest in art and heritage crime.