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NCJ Number: 186518 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction: Protecting Democracy by Controlling State Crime in Advanced Industrialized Countries (From Varieties of State Crime and Its Control, P 1-9, 2000, Jeffrey Ian Ross, ed. -- See NCJ-186517)
Author(s): Jeffrey Ian Ross
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since the 1960's, the power of the State to shape domestic and foreign policy has become a concern among a growing number of social scientists, and researchers have shown that the etiology of State crime is varied and that the greatest impediments to studying and controlling State crime are definitional, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological in nature.
Abstract: State crime is defined to include cover-ups, corruption, disinformation, lack of accountability, violations of domestic and/or international law, and practices that are perceived by the majority of the population as illegal or socially harmful. Data on State crime and measures to control it are lacking, unreliable, expensive to collect, and plagued with jurisdictional differences. Much of the research on State crime focuses on advanced industrialized countries since State crime takes particularly unique forms in such countries. Forms of State crime in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Israel, France, Italy, and Japan are examined that involve military violence, human rights violations, tax evasion by politicians, torture, illegal domestic surveillance, illegal police violence, corruption, bribery, and cover-ups. Information on State crime in these countries is designed to contribute to the understanding of State crime control within theoretical and empirical frameworks. 5 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Bribery; Canada; Comparative criminology; Corruption of public officials; Crime control policies; Crime in foreign countries; France; Human rights violations; Israel; Italy; Japan; Military crime; Police corruption; Police misconduct; Political crimes; State organized crimes; Tax evasion; Torture; United Kingdom (UK); United States of America; US/foreign comparisons; White collar crime; World criminology
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