Crimes by the Capitalist State: An Introduction to State Criminality

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Gregg Barak
SUNY Press, 1991 - Social Science - 291 pages
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A collection of writings which demonstrates that psychology is not simply an applied discipline in the legal area; it contains its own concepts and paradigms for basic research. The experience of different nationalities and judicial systems is represented; emphasis is on criminal law. Topics include: prediction and explanation of criminal behavior, legal thought, attribution and sentencing, eyewitness testimony. Finally identifies the real terrorists--and they aren't furtive, foreign-looking guys with beards. Systematically examining a broad spectrum of state criminality including state terrorism, torture and murder, drug smuggling and arms trafficking, espionage and surveillance, and violations of human rights, this important volume demonstrates that state criminality is primarily an organizational and structural phenomenon, and only secondarily an individual phenomenon, whether committed for ideological reasons or for personal profit. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Gregg Barak is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Alabama State University. He is the author of In Defense of Whom? A Critique of Criminal Justice Reform and serves as book review editor for Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order.

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