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Crimes Against the State: From Treason to Terrorism

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ISBN13: 9780754678199
Published: July 2011
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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In the post-2001 context of economic and political conflict, this book presents a timely and detailed examination of the role of the criminal law in the protection of the existing order from political dissent and destabilization.

It reviews offences such as rebellion, treason, mutiny, espionage, sedition, terrorism, riot and unlawful assembly in the UK, US, Canada and Australia from a comparative perspective and investigates leading cases in their historical and political contexts.

Also examining the impact on human rights and civil liberties, this book covers a neglected area of English-derived law and will encourage debate about crimes against states and governments.

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Criminal Law, Legal History
Preface: completing an unfinished task
Introduction: what are 'crimes against the state'?
A controversial history
The United States: free speech in 'war' and 'peace'
Insurrection, rebellion and unlawful associations
Treason and mutiny
Espionage, official secrets and sabotage
Sedition and politically motivated violence
Riot, affray and unlawful assembly
Emergency powers, martial law and official lawlessness