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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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This is an introductory text which defines the field and sets out the parameters of state crime in all its forms: state violence, corruption, transnational crime, state involvement in corporate crime, in avoidable "natural" disasters, torture and illegal punishment, criminal policing, war crimes and genocide. It incorporates a thorough review of the themes, issues, and debates central to the existing literature on state crime, drawn from a range of disciplines, including criminology, human rights, international relations and political science; and develops a theoretical approach to understanding the boundaries of state crime in relation to both deviance and human rights. A distinctive feature of the book is its original empirical research which uses diverse international and thematically organized case-studies to inform it.

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'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): 0.31
Edition Number: 1