Crime and Art: Sociological and criminological perspectives of crimes in the art world

Naomi Oosterman (Editor), Donna Yates (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages294
ISBN (Electronic)9783030848569
ISBN (Print)9783030848583, 9783030848552
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

SeriesStudies in Art, Heritage, Law and the Market


  • Art crime
  • Heritage crime
  • Art forgery
  • Art theft
  • Antiquities trafficking
  • Cultural property
  • Art market studies
  • Securitization and policing
  • heritage studies
  • history of art
  • security studies
  • trafficking
  • art market
  • illicit trade of art and antiquities
  • looted art
  • money laundering

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