Suppressing the Financing of Terrorism: Proliferating State Crime, Eroding Censure and Extending Neo-Colonialism

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Jude McCulloch

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sharon Pickering

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies; Monash University - Faculty of Arts

Date Written: July 2005

Abstract

Combating the financing of terrorism is a key tool in the 'war against terror', yet has passed relatively undetected amongst the many other measures that add to the arsenal of the state's coercive powers and the global dominance of the United States. These measures dramatically expand the discretionary power of law enforcement to respond to political activity as crime and provide a mechanism through which governments can financially cripple individuals, charities, welfare and social justice organizations. This article sets out the nature and impact of some of the combating of financing of terrorism measures post-9/11 within a state crime framework and broader critiques of the war on terror, and highlights a case study of alternative remittance or informal banking systems.

Suggested Citation

McCulloch, Jude and Pickering, Sharon, Suppressing the Financing of Terrorism: Proliferating State Crime, Eroding Censure and Extending Neo-Colonialism (July 2005). The British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 45, Issue 4, pp. 470-486, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=905659 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azi033

Jude McCulloch (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Sharon Pickering

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

Manor Road Building
Manor Rd
Oxford, OX1 3UQ
United Kingdom

Monash University - Faculty of Arts ( email )

Clayton Victoria, 3800
Australia

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