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Killing on command : the defence of superior orders in modern combat

Author: Carmel O'Sullivan, (Law teacher)
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Series: Critical criminological perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the unique social and environmental factors which influence soldiers to commit war crimes. With a focus on decision-making processes, this monograph provides a significant interdisciplinary analysis of how soldiers decide to follow the commands of their superior officers, even if that means acting illegally. Making the key distinction between normal civilian society and the shocking realities of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmel O'Sullivan, (Law teacher)
ISBN: 9781137495808 1137495804
OCLC Number: 950951841
Description: ix, 226 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The development of the defence of superior orders --
3. The law surrounding obedience --
4. Military training: the creation of the modern soldier --
5. The trained soldier in contemporary combat --
6. The influence of contemporary combat on the modern soldier: a force for good or bad --
7. Conclusion.
Series Title: Critical criminological perspectives.
Responsibility: Carmel O'Sullivan.

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