Japanese State Crime and War Crime during World War Two

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Your assessed essay is in the form of a case study on one of the distinct areas of criminality discussed on the module. For example, it could be a case study in state crime, or crimes of the powerful, political crime or health crime etc. As part of the case study you not only have to demonstrate what happened, but you also have to justify why it is a particular example of a particular type of crime. You should ask yourself a version of the following: Why is something a state crime and not organised crime or is it both? The case study encourages you to get to grips with all the literature of all kinds of non-conventional crime. De Keseredy (2011:69) states that ‘the most common technique of gathering data on crimes of the powerful, such as state and corporate crime, is the case study method…Case studies are detailed examinations of specific outcomes, events or processes that occur over varying periods of time’. 

State crime overlaps with various forms of criminality e.g. political violence, governmental crime
State crime includes war crime based on:
“War crimes” include grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict and in conflicts "not of an international character" listed in the Rome Statute, when they are committed as part of a plan or policy or on a large scale. These prohibited acts include: (https://www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/about%20the%20court/frequently%20asked%20questions/Pages/13.aspx)

*State Crime/Political Violence
-> Authorised Force [Theories of causation], Unauthorised Force [Theories of Causation/ Weber(1947), Rex(1981)] 
*Conflict Theorists [Crime and Socio-Political Change]

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