Providing you with a wide-ranging introduction to key international issues in crime and its control, this book covers all essential theories, and clearly explains their relevance to the world today. Going beyond just looking at organized crime, the book covers a range of topics including: •Human rights •Terrorism •Trafficking •Cybercrime •Environmental crime •International Law Plenty of case studies and examples are included throughout, including the Bali 9, Rana Plaza and the shooting of Charles De Menezes, and tips on further reading make it easy to know where to go to engage with more debates in the field. Making sure you’re up to date with current issues, this book will be essential reading for students in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as those in Law and International Relations.

State Crime, Human Rights and Crimes of Globalization
State Crime, Human Rights and Crimes of Globalization
This chapter will look at
  • The definitions of state crime and the increasing visibility of criminogenic activities of the state.
  • The broadening of the label ‘state crime’ now applicable to international governmental bodies which represent multiple states.
  • The emergence of a culture of state accountability through peer pressure, international community pressure, civil society and supranational judicial assessment.
  • State crime
  • Accountability
  • Crimes of globalization
9.1 Introduction

Now more than ever, the conduct of states and supranational bodies is discussed beyond national borders. In this chapter we discuss the role of the state and its degree of criminal responsibility for its own actions. The state can be involved in criminogenic activities and can be responsible for criminal acts or ...

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