State crime

The European experience

Authored by: Susanne Karstedt

The Routledge Handbook of European Criminology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415685849
eBook ISBN: 9780203083505
Adobe ISBN: 9781136185496


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State organized crimes are …

‘acts defined by law as criminal and committed by state officials in pursuit of their jobs as representatives of the state’

(Chambliss, 1989: 184)

‘… behaviour that violates international agreements and principles established in the courts and treaties of international bodies.’

(Chambliss, 1995: 9)

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