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Crimes against the state : from treason to terrorism

Author: Michael Head
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Head
ISBN: 9780754678199 0754678199 9780754696117 0754696111
OCLC Number: 705350905
Description: viii, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 --
Terrorism --
Riot, affray and unlawful assembly --
Emergency powers, martial law and official lawlessness.
Responsibility: Michael Head.

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