The Nadir of Empire or the Apex of Crime

Willem de Lint

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In this opinion piece I will take as the point of departure two points made by Biko Agozino regarding criminality and criminology. The first is that imperialism is the basic form of all criminality and that “the rapist, the pickpocket, the robber, the murderer, the arsonist, the bank fraudster, the dictator, all share the qualities of the criminal state that commits violence against the people.” The second is that criminology is a technology designed for the control (‘control
freak domination’) of others.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9661
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Global Indigineity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2019


  • criminality
  • criminal justice
  • Imperialism
  • colonialism
  • Social justice
  • criminology


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