Next Article in Journal
Peer Attachment and Cyber Aggression Involvement among Chinese, Indian, and Japanese Adolescents
Next Article in Special Issue
“Jihad Cool/Jihad Chic”: The Roles of the Internet and Imagined Relations in the Self-Radicalization of Colleen LaRose (Jihad Jane)
Previous Article in Journal
This Side of the Fence: Some Remarks on the Animal Liberation of the Anthropos
Previous Article in Special Issue
Performative Criminology and the “State of Play” for Theatre with Criminalized Women
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Societies 2015, 5(2), 325-338;

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)
Full-Text   |   PDF [191 KB, uploaded 15 April 2015]


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
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Ruggiero, V. Balzac and the Crimes of the Powerful. Societies 2015, 5, 325-338.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Societies EISSN 2075-4698 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top