首先，有必要区分什么可以称为深度国家犯罪政府联盟，什么不是深度国家。例如，迈克尔·弗林(Michael Flynn)将军的泄密被认为破坏了特朗普的总统地位。一方面，有人认为这是为了遏制特朗普的行为，另一方面，也有人认为这是深州联盟。如此深的国家联盟削弱了总统和他的政策的作用。它导致人们对总统失去信心。然而，这不能称为深层状态。深层的国家犯罪政府联盟所造成的损害要远远超过破坏某人权威的泄密。例如，在一些国家，一些部门没有遏制腐败。这本身就是犯罪行为。这可能导致某些服务被拒绝(世界银行，2017年)。以更高级别犯罪或非法资金流动的形式损失的资金将产生税收问题，从而给国家带来问题。腐败成为一个关键的抑制因素，因为它会阻止国家和跨国公司投资。透明国际在2017年进行的调查显示，在美国政府中，一些关键的权力机构被认为腐败到这样的程度，他们可能会对社会产生重大的有害影响(透明国际，2017)。调查结果显示，大约44%的美国人认为白宫的腐败现象有所增加。大约70%的人认为政府在打击腐败方面做得不多。具体来说，非裔美国人认为警察是社会上最腐败的人。更糟糕的是，人们接受腐败，接受社会正常，这显示了一种接受政府犯罪的心态。约55%的人认为他们害怕报复，因此不想举报犯罪。现任总统唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)警告说，“一些人看不见但波兰人很熟悉的深层政府存在危险:政府官僚机构的稳步蔓延会耗尽人民的活力和财富”(Clark, 2009，第4页)。然而，正是在这个政府官僚机构中存在着腐败的因素和联系，这对边缘化的民众产生了有害的影响。
First, it is necessary to differentiate what can be called a deep state criminal government alliance and what is not deep state. For instance, the leak made by General Michael Flynn has been argued as undermining the Presidency of Trump. At one end, people believe that this is needed to check the actions of Trump, but then some others believe this is like a deep state alliance. Such a deep state alliance undermines the role of the President and his policies. It leads to loss of confidence in the President. However, this cannot be called deep state. Deep state criminal government alliances would do far more damage than a leak that undermines someone’s authority. For instance, in some countries corruption is not checked in some departments. This is a criminal act in itself. This could result in some service being denied (The World Bank, 2017). Money lost in the form of higher order crimes or illicit financial flows will create issues of taxation resulting in problems for the state. Corruption becomes a critical dis-incentive as it would stop countries and global corporations from investing. The survey conducted in 2017 by Transparency International shows that in the US government, there are some key institutions in power which are seen to be corrupted to such a degree that they could have a major detrimental effect on society (Transparency International, 2017). The results highlight that around 44 percent of Americans believed that corruption in the White House had increased. Around 7 in 10 people believed that the government was not doing much to fight corruption in its working. Specifically, African-Americans felt that the police were the highly corrupt in society. The worse aspect here was that people were accepting corruption ad being normal in society which shows a mentality of acceptance of crime in government. Around 55 percent believed they were afraid of retaliation and hence did not want to report crime. The current President Donald Trump warns of a danger in the deep state that is “invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy drains the vitality and wealth of the people” (Clark, 2009, p.4). However, it is in this very government bureaucracy that elements and connections to corruption exists, which has a detrimental effect for the marginalized populace.
In the context of the state, even the absence of strong regulations could be an incentive for criminal activity and unwillingly the government becomes an alliance. Consider the issues like the Enron scandal for instead where the scandal resulted in investors being defrauded. Here the role of the government was to make rules and regulations that should have protected all stakeholders, but it was only after the scandal that such rules came to be. The notion of a criminalized state hence does not emerge from weak societies or societies with drug trafficking etc. The criminalization can happen because of the lack of stronger regulatory rules for financial disclosures in the country. A network of bank managers, auditors, tax advisers and attorneys and even economists participates in economic crime. Unwittingly they fail to present the necessary information for preventing criminal activities that undermine marginalized people. Corruption in such big corporations was accepted by employees as a systematic practice and only by whistleblower action it came to be revealed to the outside world. Only after introduction of financial disclosure acts like the Sarbanes Oxley Act, it was possible to control such financial fraudulent activities. It shows how such forms of corruption were almost accepted in the industrial circles, and how a whistleblower was needed to bring it to light.