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State Crime Journal

‘State crime is an indispensable journal for anyone concerned with all forms of official wrongdoing, which should be for all of us’ - Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus, Princeton University and Distinguished Honorary Fellow, International State Crime Initiative.

State Crime is the first peer-reviewed, international journal that seeks to disseminate leading research on the illicit practices of states. The concept of state crime is not confined to legally recognised states but can include any authority that exerts political and military control over a substantial territory (e.g. the FARC). The journal's focus is a reflection of the growing awareness within criminology that state criminality is endemic and acts as a significant barrier to security and development. Contributions from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives are welcomed. Topics covered by the journal include, torture; genocide and other forms of government and politically organised mass killing; war crimes; state-corporate crime; state-organised crime; natural disasters exacerbated by government (in)action; asylum and refugee policy and practice; state terror; political and economic corruption; and resistance to state violence and corruption.

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Special issue on 'Palestine, Palestinians and Israel’s State Criminality'

Contents of the special issue:

  • Introduction by Penny Green and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
  • ‘The Quantum Mechanics of Israeli Totalitarianism’ by Mark LeVine
  • ‘Palestine/Israel and the State Criminality: Exception, Settler Colonialism and Racialization’ by Ronit Lentin
  • ‘Colonialism and Apartheid Against Fragmented Palestinians: Putting the Pieces Back Together’ by Rinad Abdulla
  • ‘Evicting Palestine’ by Penny Green and Amelia Smith
  • ‘Children’s Rights, State Criminality and Settler Colonialism: Violence and Child Arrest in Occupied East Jerusalem’ by Bella Kovner and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
  • ‘Theorizing State Crime’ by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Yossi David and Sarah Ihmoud
  • ‘Assessing Nonviolence in the Palestinian Rights Struggle’ by Victoria Mason and Richard Falk

ISCI held a launch of the Special Issue on 20 June. Watch the video from the event.

Editors in Chief

Associate Editor

  • Dr Louise Wise (Queen Mary University of London).