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Crimes of the American Nuclear State: At Home and Abroad (Northeastern Series in Criminal Behavior)

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Publisher Comments:

A penetrating analysis of U.S. government policies in the manufacture, deployment, and testing of nuclear weapons that violate both international and federal regulatory law.

Synopsis:

Has the United States acted criminally in its development and use of atomic energy and nuclear weapons? The shaping of foreign policy around the threat of nuclear hostility, the subjection of Americans to human radiation experiments, and the massive environmental contamination caused by radioactive waste — all, say the authors of this provocative book, represent crimes committed by the state under the protective shield of national security.

David Kauzlarich and Ronald C. Kramer present a theoretical and historical framework for understanding these activities, examining the crimes within their organizational and social structural contexts. They also consider the significant role that these weapons of mass destruction have played in world affairs, and explore options for the prevention and control of future nuclear offenses.

This insightful work clearly shows that the threats posed by nuclear states extend far beyond the dangers of nuclear war. The authors argue convincingly that criminologists, government officials, and the general public have for too long avoided and neglected the illegal aspects of nuclear weapons policies in particular, and the larger issue of state crime in general.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-185) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555533717
Subtitle:
At Home and Abroad
Other:
Kauzlarich, David
Author:
Kauzlarich, David
Author:
Kramer, Ronald C.
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Military - Nuclear Warfare
Subject:
Nuclear energy
Subject:
Nuclear weapons
Subject:
Nuclear industry
Subject:
Nuclear weapons -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Offenses against the environment.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Nuclear weapons -- United States.
Subject:
Nuclear energy -- Government policy.
Series:
Northeastern Series in Criminal Behavior
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.66x5.65x.86 in. .89 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

Crimes of the American Nuclear State: At Home and Abroad (Northeastern Series in Criminal Behavior)
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Product details 192 pages Northeastern University Press - English 9781555533717 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Has the United States acted criminally in its development and use of atomic energy and nuclear weapons? The shaping of foreign policy around the threat of nuclear hostility, the subjection of Americans to human radiation experiments, and the massive environmental contamination caused by radioactive waste — all, say the authors of this provocative book, represent crimes committed by the state under the protective shield of national security.

David Kauzlarich and Ronald C. Kramer present a theoretical and historical framework for understanding these activities, examining the crimes within their organizational and social structural contexts. They also consider the significant role that these weapons of mass destruction have played in world affairs, and explore options for the prevention and control of future nuclear offenses.

This insightful work clearly shows that the threats posed by nuclear states extend far beyond the dangers of nuclear war. The authors argue convincingly that criminologists, government officials, and the general public have for too long avoided and neglected the illegal aspects of nuclear weapons policies in particular, and the larger issue of state crime in general.

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