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Jurisdiction and the Ambit of the Criminal Law

Michael Hirst

Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

  • The first book to provide a detailed analysis of the rules governing the territorial and extraterritorial ambit of domestic criminal law
  • Addresses a fundamental issue of national criminal law: - where and to whom does that law apply?
  • Questions the ability of domestic criminal law to deal with international criminal law issues such as fraud, narcotics, and terrorism, which pose a major threat to society
  • Highlights the defects and illogicalities that beset the criminal law when faced with international crime, and suggests several possible reforms