State Crime and Resistance
Edited by Elizabeth Stanley, Jude McCulloch
Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge – 242 pages
Within criminology ‘the state’ is often ignored as an actor or represented as a neutral force. While state crime studies have proliferated, criminologists have not paid attention to the history and impact of resistance to state crime. This book recognises that crimes of the state are far more serious and harmful than crimes committed by individuals, and considers how such crimes may be contested, prevented, challenged or stopped.
Gathering together key scholars from the UK, USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, this book offers a deepened understanding of state crime through the practical and analytical lens of resistance. This book focuses on crimes ranging from gross violations of human rights such as genocide, war crimes, mass killings, summary executions, torture, harsh detention, rape during war, through to entrenched discrimination, unjust social policies, border controls, corruption, fraud, resource plunder and the failure to provide the regulatory environment and principled leadership necessary to deal with global warming.
As the first to focus on state crime and resistance, this collection inspires new questions as it maps the contours of some unexplored territory. It is aimed at students and academics researching state crimes, resistance, human rights and social movements. It is also essential reading for all those interested in joining the struggles to centre ways of living that value humanity and justice over power.
1. Introduction - Resistance to State Crime, Elizabeth Stanley and Jude McCulloch, 2. Resisting State Crime as a Criminological Project in the Context of the Arab Spring, David O. Friedrichs, 3. Civil Society, Resistance and State Crime, Penny Green and Tony Ward, 4. Public Criminology and the Responsibility to Speak in the Prophetic Voice Concerning Global Warming, Ronald C. Kramer, 5. The Great Escape: Refugees, Detention and Resistance, Michael Grewcock, 6. The Politics of State Crime and Resistance: Self Determination in Sri Lanka, Suthaharen Nadarajah and Victoria Sentas, 7. Resistance to state-corporate crimes in West Papua, Elizabeth Stanley, 8. The Race to Defraud: State Crime and the Immiseration of Indigenous People, Chris Cunneen, 9. 'Frameworks of Resistance': Challenging the UK's securitization agenda, Christina Pantazis and Simon Pemberton, 10. Environmental Activism and Resistance to State-Corporate Crime, Rob White, 11. Witnessing the Gorgon: Remarks on Normative Visuality in Confronting State Crime, Wayne Morrison, 12. Music as Resistance to State Crime and Violence, David Kauzlarich, 13. Justice and Resistance through Community Legal Centres, Jude McCulloch and Megan Blair, 14. Hardening the Rule of Law and Asylum Seekers: Exporting Risk and the Judicial Censure of State Legality, Sharon Pickering and Leanne Weber, 15. A Global Resistant Movement? From Human Rights to International Criminal Justice, Dawn L Rothe, 16. The Master's Tools: Can Supranational Law Confront Crimes of Powerful States?, Raymond Michalowski, 17. Beyond State Crime, Jude McCulloch and Elizabeth Stanley
Elizabeth Stanley is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Social and Cultural Studies at the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. Jude McCulloch is Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia.