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"Traditionally, scholars of criminology and political science have had little to say to each other. This immensely valuable book succeeds admirably in bridging these disciplinary silos. Focusing on the intersection of crime and politics, it is a wonderfully accessible work that will appeal to students, teachers, and other readers alike."

Peter Grabosky, Australian National University.

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About the Book

In An introduction to political crime, Jeffrey Ian Ross PhD provides the most comprehensive and contemporary analysis of political crime. The book addresses both violent and nonviolent crimes committed by and against the state (including political corruption, illegal domestic surveillance, and human rights violations) in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other advanced industrialized democracies since the 1960s.

Written by a respected social scientist, this book reviews appropriate theories of political crime and explains numerous definitional and conceptual issues, causes of political crimes, ways to control it, and effects of different types of political crime. Ross integrates new scholarship on state crime, and post 9/11 developments in both scholarship and current affairs and uses numerous examples to help readers understand the issues.


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Theoretical explanations of political crime
Chapter 3: Oppositional political crimes
Chapter 4: Nonviolent oppositional political crimes
Chapter 5: Violent oppositional political crimes: assassination, riot, sabotage, subversion and terrorism
Chapter 6: State crime
Chapter 7: Political corruption
Chapter 8: Illegal domestic surveillance
Chapter 9: Human rights violations
Chapter 10: State violence
Chapter 11:State-corporate crime
Chapter 12: Conclusion: controlling oppositional and state crime