An Introduction to Political Crime

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Policy Press, 2012 - Social Science - 209 pages
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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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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Theoretical explanations of political crime
17
3 Oppositional political crimes
29
4 Nonviolent oppositional political crimes
35
assassination riot sabotage subversion and terrorism
53
6 State crime
73
7 Political corruption
85
8 Illegal domestic surveillance
101
9 Human rights violations
115
10 State violence
137
11Statecorporate crime
149
controlling oppositional and state crime
159
References
179
Index
201
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Jeffrey Ian Ross is an associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice and a research fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of sixteen books.

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