State Crime Journal
‘State crime is an indispensable journal for anyone concerned with all forms of official wrongdoing, which should be for all of us’
Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus, Princeton University and Distinguished Honorary Fellow, International State Crime Initiative
State Crime is the first peer-reviewed, international journal that seeks to disseminate leading research on the illicit practices of states. The concept of state crime is not confined to legally recognised states but can include any authority that exerts political and military control over a substantial territory (e.g. the FARC). The journals focus is a reflection of the growing awareness within criminology that state criminality is endemic and acts as a significant barrier to security and development. Contributions from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives are welcomed. Topics covered by the journal include, torture; genocide and other forms of government and politically organised mass killing; war crimes; state-corporate crime; state-organised crime; natural disasters exacerbated by government (in)action; asylum and refugee policy and practice; state terror; political and economic corruption; and resistance to state violence and corruption.
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Back to the Future: Australian Border Policing Under Labor, 2007–2013 (Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 102-125)
This article analyses the border policies of australia’s federal Labor governments between 2007 and 2013. It...
Resistance and Pride: The Murals of Orgosolo, Sardinia (Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 73-101)
The small town of Orgosolo in the mountains of Sardinia is known for its murals: hundreds of them in a town of only...
The Political and Military Value of the “Set Piece” Killing Tactic in East Tyrone 1983–1992 (Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 50-72)
The period from 1983 to 1992 witnessed an intensification of the state use of the Special air Services (SaS) in the...
Wars of Choice or Crime? The National Interest, State Crime and Official Overseas British Military Interventions Since 1945 (Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 29-49)
Since 1945 British governments, as a matter of official policy, have undertaken a number of military interventions...
Border Controls in Europe: Policies and Practices Outside the Law (Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 4-28)
The forced migrant to Europe is hostage to a tight “migration-security nexus”, their conversion into a globally...
Punishment of Serious Human Rights Violations by Changing Internal Moral Codes (Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2012, pp. 173-195)
The modern era has awoken a period of extreme terror used both by states and against them to attack peoples or their...
Prison as a Liberated Zone: The Murals of Long Kesh, Northern Ireland (Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2012, pp. 149-172)
In Northern Ireland’s Long Kesh prison in the late 1980s and 1990s, prisoners from each of the loyalist and...
Image Politics and the Art of Resistance in Syria (Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2012, pp. 135 – 148)
In what has quickly become one of the bloodiest and most protracted of the uprisings across the Arab world,...
Mubarak’s Egypt — Nexus of Criminality (Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2012, pp. 122-134)
Employing a Marxist framework, this article examines how neo-liberal agendas for development pursued by successive...
Of Mice and Men: Violence and Human Experimentation (Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 79-90)
Unethical human experimentation has long been a murky feature of medical research, most notoriously in the death camps...