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Sympathy for the devil: state engagement withcriminal organisations in furtherance of publicpolicy

Grabosky, Peter

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Governments have long relied on non-state actors to assist in the implementation of public policy. Legitimate elements of civil society have become familiar instruments of governance. States have also engaged criminal actors to this end. This article will note examples of state collaboration with criminal interests, from pirates turned privateers during the 17th and 18th centuries, to the patriotic hackers of today. It will discuss the strategic considerations giving rise to such engagements,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGrabosky, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-08T21:43:03Z
dc.identifier.issn0192-4036
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/255021
dc.description.abstractGovernments have long relied on non-state actors to assist in the implementation of public policy. Legitimate elements of civil society have become familiar instruments of governance. States have also engaged criminal actors to this end. This article will note examples of state collaboration with criminal interests, from pirates turned privateers during the 17th and 18th centuries, to the patriotic hackers of today. It will discuss the strategic considerations giving rise to such engagements, the pitfalls that may beset them, and the ethical considerations that might inform the decision by a state to enlist the services of illicit organisations.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMichigan State University
dc.rights© 2018 School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
dc.subjectOrganised crime
dc.subjectstate– criminal collaboration
dc.subjectstatesponsored crime
dc.subjectstate proxies
dc.subjecthackers for hire
dc.titleSympathy for the devil: state engagement withcriminal organisations in furtherance of publicpolicy
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume43
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor160504 - Crime Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu1026210xPUB218
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGrabosky, Peter, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage189
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage205
local.identifier.doi10.1080/01924036.2018.1543129
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T11:55:37Z
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