harmful activities carried out by the state or some state agency
political white collar crime
illegal activities carried out by officials and politicians for direct personal benefits
crimes committed by government.. treason, sedition
abuse of power
broadest charge associated with governmental crime, it has no fixed meaning
miss use of political office for material advantages
improperly influencing the performance of a public function
exposure of governmental crime
Arab Scam or Abdul Scam - an FBI sting operation in which agents posed as rich oil sheiks and bribed members of Congress
a political theory favoring the abolition of governments
a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against non-whites
dependent on the support of a stronger power
An FBI program begun in 1956 and continued until 1971 that sought to expose, disrupt, and discredit groups considered to be radical political organizations: Targeted antiwar groups during the Vietnam War.
Scam where they funneled money from federal railroad money to people in congress and even up to the vice president.
prosecute. = Offense against society. Leads to fine, prison, death.
"dirty harry" problem
the temptation to violate the law by using illegal means in order to enforce the law and apprehend criminals
wiping out a population, systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
an act of great destruction and loss of life
Justified bribery or cheating.
the basic rights to which all people are entitled as human beings
international criminal court
a court established by the United Nations for indicting and administering justice to people who commit war crimes
Iran contra affair
(RR) Americans kidnapped in Beirut by Iranian govt, so deal, scandal including arms sales to the Middle East in order to send money to help the Contras in Nicaragua even though Congress had objected, Poindexter and North involved
high-stakes political campaigning in the US
Series of trials in 1945 conducted by an International Military Tribunal in which former Nazi leaders were charged with crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and war crimes
PAC (political action committee)
an independent organization established by interest groups, political candidates, and people who hold office. PACs serve to raise and contribute money to the political campaigns of individuals whose platforms agree with the aims of the PAC.
is the abuse of an officer's official power to engage in criminal conduct.
illegal or unethical acts involving the usurpation of power by government officials, or illegal/unethical acts perpetrated against the government by outsiders seeking to make a political statement, undermine the government, or overthrow it
political white collar crime
illegal activities carried out by political officials for direct personal benefit
rogue states soft money
Criminal acts committed by state officials in pursuit of their jobs as government representatives.
state organized crime
when the government perpetrates the crime; holocaust
A product liability defense based on adherence to existing technologically feasible standards at the time the product was manufactured
a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York city (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism
a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921
a crime committed in wartime
a political scandal in which the Nixon administration was accused of abuse of powers.
weapons of mass destruction
nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that can kill tens of thousands of people all at once