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State Crime: Current Perspectives
edited by Dawn Rothe and Christopher Mullins
contributions by Peter Iadicola, David Kauzlarich, Ronald C. Kramer, Raymond J. Michalowski, Stephan Parmentier, Jeffrey Ian Ross, Elmar Weitkamp, Gregg Barak, Michael Bohlander, David Friedrichs, Roelof Haveman and Kara Hoofnagle
introduction by M. Cherif Bassiouni
foreword by William Chambliss
Rutgers University Press, 2010
Cloth: 978-0-8135-4900-2 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-8252-8 | Paper: 978-0-8135-4901-9
Library of Congress Classification HV6273.S73 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.131


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.

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