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State crime

This module seeks to explore the definition and nature of state crime in criminological and political discourse. It aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of the state and the scale and type of crimes committed by state agents and agencies; A range of state crimes will be explored in both the domestic and international spheres. Terrorism, for example, while commonly deployed to describe acts of violence directed against states is, also deployed by states themselves against target populations. Other topics include genocide, torture, ‘natural’ disasters, political corruption, criminal policing, death while in detention, war crimes, state-corporate deviance and state crimes against asylum seekers and refugees. The module will explore forms of state crime as techniques of... Show More


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