An Introduction to Political Crime
In An Introduction to Political Crime, Jeffrey Ian Ross provides the most comprehensive and contemporary analysis of political crime addressing both violent and nonviolent crimes committed by and against the state (e.g. political corruption, illegal domestic surveillance, and human rights violations) in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other advanced industrialized democracies since the 1960s. Written by a respected social scientist, and with a companion website containing multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, this book reviews appropriate theories of political crime and explains numerous definitional and conceptual issues, causes of political crimes, ways to control it, and effects of different types of political crime. Ross integrates new scholarship on state crime, and post 9/11 developments in both scholarship and current affairs and uses numerous examples to help readers understand the issues.
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2 Theoretical explanations of political crime
3 Oppositional political crimes
4 Nonviolent oppositional political crimes
assassination riot sabotage subversion and terrorism
6 State crime
7 Political corruption
8 Illegal domestic surveillance
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