Tag: state crime
Corporate Enabled State Crime 2021 – Pegasus Spyware
Pegasus Spyware – an example of corporate enabled state crime breaching the human right of privacy in 2021
The Deportation of Chevon Brown – A Breach of Human Rights?
It can be difficult to find easy to understand examples of the state breaching individual human rights, but the recent deportation of Chevon Brown might just be one such example. This case study from February 2020 is relevant to the ‘state crime and human right’s topic within the A-level sociology Crime and Deviance module. In…
The Forced Labour behind Christmas Cards
A family recently found a plea for help in a ‘charity’ Christmas Card from Tesco. The message read “We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qingpu prison China. Forced to work against our will. Please help us and notify human rights organisation.” According to this Sky News report, the message requested that whoever read it contact…
China’s Persecution of the Uighurs – A Horrible Example of a State Crime
The Chinese government is currently engaged in an ongoing act of cultural genocide against the Uighur Muslims, a minority population within North Western China. As part of this cultural genocide, 15000 mosques have already been bulldozed and thousands of Uighur Muslims have been rounded up and forced into ‘re-education’ camps (which the Chinese government calls…
State crime and green crime – possible short answer exam questions
State crime and green crime are two of the most difficult topics within Crime and Deviance for students, below are two possible short answer questions (with answers) which could come up on A-level sociology paper 3 Outline two sociological explanations of state crime (4) A modernization theory perspective would argue that it is only really…
Sociological Perspectives on State Crime
You might like to read this post: What is State Crime? first of all! The link between Poverty, Ethnic Conflict, Failed States and Crimes against Humanity Take another look at Transparency Internationals Corruption Index and you’ll see there is clear link between poverty and corruption, and war and conflict. Many of these countries are caught…
What is State Crime?
Green and Ward (2005) define state crime as ‘illegal or deviant activities perpetrated by the state, or with the complicity of state agencies’. State crimes are committed by, or on behalf of nation states in order to achieve their policies. So WHO can commit state crime? According to the above definition anyone working for the…