Publisher description for Political criminality : the defiance and defense of authority / Austin T. Turk.


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Actions have to be defined as criminal by those in authority. This study of rebellion, revolution, police enforcement, and law examines the creation of the category of criminality for acts and people that threaten the power of those in authority. It also examines the wider apparatus for identifying and controlling political opponents: intelligence, information control, intimidation, democratic elections, or the elimination of grievances.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Political crimes and offenses.
Social control.
Police -- Political activity.