State crime: governments, violence and corruption

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Pluto Press, 2004 - History - 255 pages
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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.

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amazing book that every criminologist should read. covers all the topics and examines deep issues of state crime. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Penny Green is Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of Westminster.
Tony Ward is Principal Lecturer in Law at De Montfort University, Leicester.