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Societies 2015, 5(2), 325-338; doi:10.3390/soc5020325

Balzac and the Crimes of the Powerful

School of Law, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK
Academic Editor: Jon Frauley
Received: 20 February 2015 / Revised: 3 April 2015 / Accepted: 7 April 2015 / Published: 15 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Imaginative Criminology)
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This paper proposes a journey through some of the many novels written by Honoré de Balzac, through the mythic constitution of his world, his epic, which summons up the same recurrent circle of figures: his “human comedy” will offer surprising insights for a better understanding of the crimes of the powerful. View Full-Text
Keywords: power; crime; criminal criminologists; ruthlessness; interests; spectres power; crime; criminal criminologists; ruthlessness; interests; spectres
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Ruggiero, V. Balzac and the Crimes of the Powerful. Societies 2015, 5, 325-338.

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