Dynamics Of Political Crime

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9780803970458: Dynamics Of Political Crime

In The Dynamics of Political Crime, Jeffrey Ian Ross provides the most comprehensive and contemporary discussion of the phenomenon of political crime -- crimes committed both by and against the state -- in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom during the past three decades.

 

Ross discusses both violent and nonviolent oppositional crimes, as well as state crimes such political corruption, illegal domestic surveillance, and human rights violations. Written by a recognized critical criminologist, this volume develops a new theory of political crime and thoroughly reviews definitional and conceptual issues, causes of political crimes, and ways to control it, and effects of different types of political crime.

Recommended for both scholarly and classroom use at either the upper-division undergraduate or graduate levels.

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About the Author:

Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs, and a Research Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore. He has researched, written, and lectured on national security, political violence, political crime, violent crime, corrections, policing, cybercrime, and crime and justice in American Indian communities for over two decades. Ross' work has appeared in many academic journals and books, as well as popular media. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of several books.

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"This book is not only an excellent and up-to-date review of the literature on political crime, but it also builds on the strengths of previous research in developing an interdisciplinary explanation that implicates individuals, situations, organizations, and resource adequacies. The book is a well-informed, balanced, and compelling presentation of traditional and contemporary theoretical concerns that confront directly the interaction between antisystemic crime and state crime. This book is a superb engagement that finally moves crime research well beyond its ethnocentric borders toward a more inclusionary framework of comparative thought." (Livy Visano 2006-08-24)

"Ross′s book will likely provide hours of discussion and opportunities for students and readers to deconstruct the text and to ascribe meaning to it." (Christopher A. Simon 2007-06-04)

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