Conceptualizing human rights in state–corporate crime research

Authored by: Raymond Michalowski

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138931176
eBook ISBN: 9781315679891
Adobe ISBN: 9781317395553


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This chapter explores the role of human rights in the conceptualization and application of the state–corporate model for studying crimes of the powerful. The integrated model of state–corporate crime grew out of the proposition that in capitalist societies many corporate crimes are either instigated or made possible by one or more components of political states, and that most state crimes involve either instigation by corporate sector interests or some degree of reliance on the capacity of corporations to provide the material, labour, or knowledge needed to achieve state goals (Michalowski and Kramer 2006a).

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