State crime: a dialectical view
Green, P; Green, Penny; Ward, Tony
This chapter, which examines state crime, which includes genocide, war crimes, torture, police violence, and ‘grand corruption’ (the ruling elite's organised plunder of national resources, first proposes a definition that views state crime as a form of organisational deviance involving the violation of human rights. After analysing the extent of plainly criminal state activity in the world today, it outlines a dialectical approach to explain state crime and evaluate some of the innovative methods currently employed in state crime research. The chapter then considers states as criminal actors and academic work on state crime.
|Publication Date||Apr 12, 2012|
|Journal||The Oxford handbook of criminology|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (OUP)|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Book Title||The Oxford handbook of criminology|
|APA6 Citation||Green, P., & Ward, T. (2012). State crime: a dialectical view. In M. Maguire, R. Morgan, & R. Reiner (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of criminology, 717-740. (5th). Oxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/he/9780199590278.003.0024|
|Keywords||State crime; Genocide; War crimes; Torture; Police violence; Grand corruption; Organisational deviance; Human rights; State crime research; Criminal actors|
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