A Case Of State Crime

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Introduction In relation to corporate crime, the study of state crime is relatively limited. I believe this is because the lack of international bodies to set the over-arching guidance of what crime is and when it has taken place. In this paper I will talk about state crimes such as trafficking, genocide, rape, discrimination and victimization. Many state crimes are conducted via individuals or assigned representatives of the government, such as the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I will relate a unique case to each of the six principles listed in the “Toward a Victimology of State Crime” article. Victims of State Crime Tend to be among the Least Socially Powerful Actors United Arab Emirates: Trapped, Exploited, Abused…show more content…
The situations in which migrate workers are sent to the UAE can constitute as both trafficking and slavery. This specific situation relates to the first proposition through proxy. The labor protections are regulated by the UAE, but lack adequate protections for the work force. The UAE’s visa sponsorship system, known as kafala, and the lack of labor law protections leave migrant domestic workers exposed to many abuses (Human Rights Watch, 2014). This is state crime against migrate workers via state members. Trafficking is defined as, “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring of receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception of the abuse of power or of a position of venerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation” (Fichtelberg, 2007). Migrate workers are socially powerless. They are employed in a country, which they are not citizens, thus have no voice in creating a change. The labor demographic in question in this study focuses on women. At least 146,000 female migrant domestic workers, possibly many more from countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Ethiopia, work in the UAE, and are victims of abuse (Human Rights Watch, 2014). The UAE allows for abuses to these socially powerless women,
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