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State Crime : Governments, Violence and Corruption - Penny Green

State Crime

Governments, Violence and Corruption

Paperback Published: 20th January 2004
ISBN: 9780745317847
Number Of Pages: 264

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What is state crime? This book sets out the parameters of state crime and highlights the complex issues involved. The authors provide a clear chapter-by -chapter assessment of state violence, corruption, state involvement in organised and corporate crime, avoidable ‘natural’ disasters, torture, criminal policing, war crimes and genocide.

Penny Green and Tony Ward put forward a powerful argument drawing from a range of disciplines including law, criminology, human rights, international relations and political science. They develop a theoretical approach to understanding the boundaries of state crime, employing the concepts of deviance and human rights. Making distinctive use of original research and using a variety of international case-studies, this compelling book offers a fresh and sophisticated approach to this controversial and difficult subject.

'An excellent primer and an important analysis of an area that criminology is belatedly taking seriously' -- Social & Legal Studies

Prefacep. vii
Defining the State as Criminalp. 1
Corruption as State Crimep. 11
State-Corporate Crimep. 28
Natural Disaster as State Crimep. 52
Police Crimep. 68
Organised Crime and the 'Deep State'p. 86
State Terror and Terrorismp. 105
Torturep. 124
War Crimesp. 147
Genocidep. 165
The Political Economy of State Crimep. 185
Every Crime in the Book: Iraq and its Liberatorsp. 194
Notesp. 210
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780745317847
ISBN-10: 0745317847
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 20th January 2004
Publisher: Pluto Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1