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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

Fiction

A rotten and unfree society

Giles Ji Ungpakorn

The rotten stench of dictatorship in Thailand grows by the day. Last week the junta announced the key members of the National Strategy Committee, which has been designed to oversee any future elected governments for the foreseeable future. 576 more words

Thai Politics

Thai Kangaroo Courts Set New Low in Standards of Justice

Giles Ji Ungpakorn

The jailing of former government ministers for 30-40 years because of the Rice Price Guarantee Scheme has set a new low in the Thai standards of justice. 551 more words

Thai Politics