Political Crime Law and Legal Definition

In criminology, a political crime is an act or omission prejudicial to the interests of the state or government like espionage, sedition and treason. Political crimes generally arise from political disturbances. It includes offenses arising from attack on the political order. Extradition treaties evidences that political crimes involve violence and uprising of violent political disturbances. According to the principles of International law, the perpetrator of a political offense cannot be extradicted.