Political and Governmental Deviance

Political and Governmental Deviance - Political and...

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Political and Governmental Deviance 2 Types 1. Strict or Narrow interpretation: such actions must be against the law in jurisdictions in which they take place - Watergate. 2. The broader type: what a crime is as spelled out in one jurisdiction may not be a crime in another. o Assumes special importance when two nations engage in conflict to ensure that the definition is institutionalized; when on nation defeats another in a war, acts that were previously legal can be redefined as a crime. i.e. Nuremberg Trails. Acts that are contemplated by political authorities that have a certain likelihood of prosecution are the product of an entirely different set of dynamics from those that have little or no such likelihood, for them, their actions literal illegal status is crucial. i.e. when Saddam Hussein considers whether and how to crush the kurdis rebellion he does not have to consider the issue of legal prosecution. The fact that human rights groups or political leaders from around the world condemn
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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