Beyond Conspiracy Theory: Patterns of High Crime in American Government

@article{deHavenSmith2010BeyondCT,
  title={Beyond Conspiracy Theory: Patterns of High Crime in American Government},
  author={Lance deHaven-Smith},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={2010},
  volume={53},
  pages={795 - 825}
}
This article explores the conceptual, methodological, and practical implications of research on state crimes against democracy (SCADs). In contrast to conspiracy theories, which speculate about each suspicious event in isolation, the SCAD construct delineates a general category of criminality and calls for crimes that fit this category to be examined comparatively. Using this approach, an analysis of post—World War II SCADs and suspected SCADs highlights a number of commonalities in SCAD… 

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