State Criminality: The Crime of All Crimes

Title

State Criminality: The Crime of All Crimes

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Description

State crimes are historically and contemporarily ubiquitous and result in more injury and death than traditional street crimes such as robbery, theft, and assault. Consider that genocide during the 20th century in Germany, Rwanda, Darfur, Albania, Turkey, Ukraine, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and other regions claimed the lives of tens of millions and rendered many more homeless, imprisoned, and psychologically and physically damaged. Despite the gravity of crimes committed by states and political leaders, until recently these harms have been understudied relative to conventional street crimes in the field of criminology. Over the past two decades, a growing number of criminologists have conducted rigorous research on state crime and have tried to disseminate it widely including attempts to develop courses that specifically address crimes of the state. Referencing a broad range of cases of state crime and international institutions of control, State Criminality provides a general framework and survey-style discussion of the field for teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and serves as a useful general reference point for scholars of state crime. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780739126721

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Lexington Books

City

Lanham, Maryland

Keywords

International crimes, State crime, Genocide, Human rights

Disciplines

Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Human Rights Law | International Law