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How to deal with Thai State Crimes

Giles Ji Ungpakorn

Both the Commoners Party and the Future Forward Party have pledged to remove the influence of the military from Thai politics. This would involve re-writing the military constitution and scrapping the 20 year National Strategy; a laudable but impossible task without building a mass social movement. 387 more words

Thai Politics

State crimes – revision notes with evaluative points

The social conditions of state crime

Kelman and Hamilton (1989) argued that crimes such as torture, genocide etc. are all part of a role that people are socialised into. 245 more words

State crimes – revision notes with evaluative points

Crime as a violation of human rights

Schwendinger H and J (1970)

  • Argues that crime should be defined according to the violation of human rights, rather than the breaking of legal rules.
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State crimes – revision notes with evaluative points

The scale of state crime

  • The power of the state means that they are able to commit large scale crimes.
  • The states monopoly of violence means that it can commit massive harm while its power enables it to conceal its crimes or avoid punishment.
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State crimes - revision notes with evaluative points

In their book ‘State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption,’ Green and Ward, 2004, defined state crime as illegal or deviant activities carried out by state agencies. 170 more words

The Neighborhood: Mario Vargas Llosa

“You know very well they disappear people here and nothing happens because the terrorists are to blame for everything.”

Mario Vargas LLosa’s novel, The Neighborhood… 628 more words

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