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Crime & Globalisation
Refers to the increasing interconnectedness of societies.
Globalisation has many causes. For example, the spread of ICT; global mass media and cheap
air travel ­ new opportunities for crime.
Businesses can easily relocate to countries where profits will be greater.
Corporate crimes are increasingly global and transnational…

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Taylor links global crime to the way the capitalist system has developed
Globalisation has created greater inequality and rising crime
It has allowed transnational corporations (TNCs) to switch manufacturing to low-wage
countries
TNCs have produced a number of consequences which are felt by people throughout the
world such as widespread…

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Like climate change, many of these risks are global rather than local in nature. Beck argues
we have created a `global risk society'

Green Criminology

But what if the pollution that causes global warming or acid rain is perfectly legal and no crime has
been committed? Two main criminologists' arguments:…

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Secondary: Crime that grows out of the breaking of rules aimed at preventing or regulating
environmental disasters. For example, governments often break their own rules and cause
environmental harm

1. State violence against oppositional groups: such as nuclear bombs or nuclear weapons
2. Hazardous and organised crime: Disposal if toxic…

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1. Complete denial that any crime took place. "It didn't happen"
2. An attempt to change how the act or acts are described. Eg. "it was an accident" "it was
self-defence"
3. Providing a justification such as the state was protecting its members.

Chambliss argues that state crime is often…

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