Learning Objectives

12.1 Discuss the role of ideology in political crime.

12.2 Define political crime.

12.3 Explain the legal aspects of political crime and international laws regarding human rights.

12.4 List examples of crimes by government.

12.5 List examples of crimes against government.

12.6 Discuss examples of and motivations for terrorism.

12.7 Describe the common activities and justifications for political criminals.

12.8 Discuss the complexity of societal reactions to political crimes and terrorism.

12.9 Assess how criminological theories apply to political crime and terrorism.