In search of ‘state and crime’ in state crime studies

Raymond Michalowski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


For most orthodox criminologists the operative meaning of the word ‘crime’ is relatively straightforward: crime is murder, rape, robbery, burglary, theft, drug offenses and maybe fraud. While most criminologists might subscribe to a somewhat broader definition of crime as ‘an act in violation of law’, in practice few offenses appear in the criminological literature other than routine street crimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationState Crime in the Global Age
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781134025558
ISBN (Print)9781843927037
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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