Criminal Careers of Political Criminals

Criminal Careers of Political Criminals - Legal Aspects...

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C RIMINAL C AREERS OF P OLITICAL C RIMINALS Political criminals: o Use crime instrumentally. o Believe offenses are necessary. o May deny the legitimacy of relevant laws. o Operate within subcultures that support the criminal activities. o Often believe the “end justifies the means.” o Raison d’etat- some violations of common law are necessary to serve public utility – end justifies the means S OCIETAL R EACTION Reactions to terrorism: o Tend to be harsh for acts against the government. o Tend to be mild for crimes by the government. It is difficult to reach international consensus in condemning political crimes. C HAPTER S UMMARY Political Crime: Definitions
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Unformatted text preview: Legal Aspects Crimes by Government Crimes Against Government Criminal Careers of Political Criminals Societal Reaction K EY C ONCEPTS Brainwashing Brainwashing Myth Cointelpro Crimes Against Government Crimes by Government Enterprise Espionage Genocide Hamas Hate Crime Hezbollah Human Rights Ideology Myths Regarding Terrorism Nuremberg Principle Operation CHAOS Patriarchal Crime Political Crime Project Bluebird Raison d’Etat Sanctuary Movement Secret Police SMICE Sub Rosa Crime Terrorism Types of Assassins Types of Spies Types of Terrorism Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CCJS 105 taught by Professor Mcgoin during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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