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9781847426796

An Introduction to Political Crime

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  • ISBN13:

    9781847426796

  • ISBN10:

    1847426794

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-15
  • Publisher: Policy Pr

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Summary

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 (for example, political corruption, illegal domestic survillance, and human rights violations) in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and other advanced industrialized democracies since the 1960s.

Author Biography

Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs, and a Research Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore, USA. He has researched, written, and lectured primarily on corrections, policing, political crime, violence, and crime and justice in American Indian communities for over two decades. Ross is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 16 books.

Table of Contents

List of boxes, figures and tablesp. vi
About the authorp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xii
Introductionp. 1
Theoretical explanations of political crimep. 17
Oppositional political crimesp. 29
Nonviolent oppositional political crimesp. 35
Violent oppositional political crimes: assassination, riot, sabotage, subversion, and terrorismp. 53
State crimep. 73
Political corruptionp. 85
Illegal domestic surveillancep. 101
Human rights violationsp. 115
State violencep. 137
State-corporate crimep. 149
Conclusion: controlling oppositional and state crimep. 159
Referencesp. 179
Indexp. 201
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