Title

Controlling Crimes of Empire

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Source

Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order

Volume

37

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

98-110

Publisher

Social Justice

Place of Publication

San Francisco

ISBN/ISSN

10431578

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

The author calls upon criminologists to consider the crimes of states committed within their own territories, but also the crimes of empires, which constitute the greatest crimes outside their territories. However, criminology has only recently begun to discuss crimes in the context of empire. When the many forms of U.S. crimes are conceptualized as crimes of empire, then criminologists must consider how to resist and/or control such criminal behaviors. The author argues that this first requires recognizing the centrality of the concept of empire and making the case for national and international controls of the crimes that stem from it.

Keywords

State Crime, Empire, Violence

Disciplines

Criminal Law | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Legal Studies | Sociology

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