Understanding the Transboundary Crimes of Empire

Larry Tifft, Central Michigan University

In spite of significant attempts to expand the scope of criminological inquiry, our current conceptualizations of crimes of state and corporate-state crimes only begin to explore the nature and scope of crimes undertaken for reasons of empire. Crimes of empire are conceptualized giving us some initial conversation points for thinking about and understanding globalized, transboundary social arrangements and the harms committed for their creation, development, and security. The needs of humankind, the environment, and sovereignty are at stake.

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Updated 05/20/2006