State Crime: Current Perspectives

Title

State Crime: Current Perspectives

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Description

Current media and political discourse on crime has long ignored crimes committed by States themselves, despite their greater financial and human toll. For the past two decades, scholars have examined how and why States violate their own laws and international law and explored what can be done to reduce or prevent these injustices. Through a collection of essays by leading scholars in the field, State Crime offers a set of cases exemplifying state criminality along with various methods for controlling governmental transgressions. With topics ranging from crimes of aggression to nuclear weapons to the construction and implementation of social controls, this volume is an indispensable resource for those who examine the behavior of States and those who study crime in its varied forms. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780813549019

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Rutgers University Press

City

New Brunswick, NJ

Keywords

Political crimes, State crimes, International Criminal Court (ICC), Foreign and international law

Disciplines

Criminology | International Law