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Jurisdiction and the Ambit of the Criminal Law

Michael Hirst


In the modern world, it is increasingly difficult for criminal law to be applied on a narrow territorial basis. This is especially apparent in the context of international fraud, drug smuggling, Internet crime, and international terrorism. Against that background, this important new work examines some fundamental, but hitherto neglected, issues of domestic criminal law. Where, and to whom, does that law apply? When, in particular, can national law properly concern itself with conduct that takes place wholly or partly abroad? Should it primarily be concerned with delinquent conduct, or with the ... More

Keywords: criminal law, international fraud, drug smuggling, internet crime, international terrorism, domestic criminal law, national law, delinquent conduct

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199245390
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Hirst, author
Professor of Criminal Justice, De Montfort University, Leicester