International State Crime Research Consortium
Crimes of States, Post-Conflict Justice, International Criminal Law Violations
The ISCRC is an officially recognized Research Consortium located in the
Arts and Letters, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at
University. The ISCRC serves as an international forum for discussion and research in crimes by states, post-conflict justice and international criminal law violations including but not limited to:
- various forms of state crime (e.g., corruption, genocide, massive human rights violations, state-sponsored terrorism, torture, war crimes, etc.)
- state-corporate crime (i.e. collusion between governmental agencies and for profit organizations that result in ‘crime’)
- crimes of globalization (i.e., the intertwinement of state and international financial institution actions/policies)
- violations of international criminal law by governments, militias, paramilitaries, and other organizations in collusion with and/or independent of states
- post-conflict justice mechanisms (i.e., truth and reconciliation commissions, amnesties, lustration or vetting, disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration programs, local traditional or ritual practice, and memorializations).
- international criminal justice systems and their hybrids (e.g., the International Criminal Court, the ICTY, ICTR, Tribunal for Sierra Leone)
The Institute focuses on and conducts research on the etiological and enactment catalysts of the above.
This necessarily includes and welcomes an interdisciplinary focus that engages the disciplines in the Social Sciences including Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law, Sociology, Socio-legal studies and relevant practitioners.