State Crime

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Sociologists should investigate state-organised crimes as well as crimes caused by capitalism.
Chambliss
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Defines state crime as 'illegal or deviant activities perpetrated by, or with complicity of, state agencies'
Green and Ward
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Identifies four categories of crime - political (censorship), crimes by security and police forces (genocide), economic (violation of health and safety law), social and cultural (institutional racism)
McLaughlin
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'Great power and great crimes and inseparable'
Michalowski and Kramer
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Should define state crime in terms of violations of basic human rights. States that deny any individuals rights should be regarded as criminal. Sociologist role should be to defend human rights, even against state and its laws.
Schwendingers
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Sees issue of human rights and state crime as central to political debate and criminology due to growing impact of international rights movement and increased focus on victims. Interested in way state conceal crimes - 3 stage spiral of denial .
Cohen
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Defines state crime as 'illegal or deviant activities perpetrated by, or with complicity of, state agencies'

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Green and Ward

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Identifies four categories of crime - political (censorship), crimes by security and police forces (genocide), economic (violation of health and safety law), social and cultural (institutional racism)

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'Great power and great crimes and inseparable'

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Should define state crime in terms of violations of basic human rights. States that deny any individuals rights should be regarded as criminal. Sociologist role should be to defend human rights, even against state and its laws.

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