When examining the history of any phenomenon, one typically talks about periods of change and stagnation. When drilling deeper into the history of a controversial action like crime, it is important to see that the frequency and types of occurrences vary as a reflection of different processes at work (e.g., the growth of technology, introduction of new laws, diffusion of ideas, and social change). It is also necessary to keep in mind that the dialectical nature of political crime as oppositional (actions against the government and its ...

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