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European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.165
Number of Followers: 395  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 0928-9569 - ISSN (Online) 1571-8174
Published by Brill Academic Publishers Homepage  [228 journals]
  • On Some Aspects of Cybercrime and Cybervictimization
    • Authors: Gorazd Meško
      First page: 189
      Abstract: Source: Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 189 - 199
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Austrian Law as a Safe Haven for Foreign Spies' An Analysis on the
           Basis of the Recent Phenomenon of ‘Embassy Espionage’
    • Authors: Isabel Haider
      First page: 201
      Abstract: Source: Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 201 - 221This article aims to assess, from a legal point of view, the repeated allegation of Austria being a safe haven for foreign espionage and interception, based on the assumption that only such activities detrimental to Austria were criminalized under its laws. A comparison with German and Swiss law shows that the requirement of the presence of a detriment to the prosecuting state is rather common than an exemption. In fact, among those three countries only the Austrian and Swiss laws criminalize espionage against foreign states based on their neutrality statuses. In particular, a comparison of the statistics draws further attention to the striking imbalance of convictions for espionage against foreign states between Switzerland and Austria, despite the repeated claim of Austria being a hot spot of international espionage activities. Although no final answer can be reached, the article seeks to give possible responses to this contradiction.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • The Heart of Know Your Customer Requirements: The Discriminatory Effect of
           and Policies in Times of Counter-Terrorism in the
    • Authors: Michele Sciurba
      First page: 222
      Abstract: Source: Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 222 - 235The duties of loyalty and confidentiality are central to the relationship between banks and their customers. In the wake of national and international security concerns, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) legislation have put banks at risk for excessive sanctions and legal liability for failing to comply with these laws. In response, banks have adopted de-risking policies that undermine the banks’ confidential relationship to their customers. In order to limit their own risk, banks act pre-emptively by denying accounts to customers or terminate existing accounts of legitimate customers based on risk profiles. Consequently, banks become de facto extensions of law enforcement. This provides incentives to banks to discriminate against entire groups of customers and to dispense with less profitable customers in the name of mitigating risk. The risk-profiling policies of banks raise civic and human rights concerns, which extend beyond the private relationship between the bank and its customer.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • The European Court of Human Rights on Negotiated Justice and Coercion
    • Authors: Lorena Bachmaier
      First page: 236
      Abstract: Source: Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 236 - 259The present study analyses the approach the European Court of Human Rights’ to negotiated criminal justice and plea agreements in its landmark case, Natsvlishvili v Georgia. At the sight of the US Supreme Court case law and the practice of plea bargaining in the United States, I will argue why the institutional context and other external elements should be taken into account to determine if the guilty plea system has become coercive. I will further question if the approach of the ECtHR, applying strictly the criteria set out by the US Supreme Court should be followed when defining European standards on plea agreements.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • New Criminological Literature in Europe
    • Authors: Elisabeth Martin
      First page: 261
      Abstract: Source: Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 261 - 267
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Biannual Prize for the Most Outstanding Contribution to the Journal
    • Authors: Estella Baker
      First page: 269
      Abstract: Source: Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 269 - 270
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z
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