Dr. Naomi Oosterman (department of Arts & Culture at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication) has published an edited volume (with Dr. Donna Yates, Maastricht University) entitled "Crime and Art: Sociological and Criminological Perspectives of Crimes in the Art World".
The 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 volume also includes a chapter by Naomi Oosterman (with Dr. Francesco Angelini, University of Bologna) on the darknet market for cultural objects.