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Beyond the banality of evil : criminology and genocide

Beyond the banality of evil : criminology and genocide

Author: Augustine Brannigan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Clarendon studies in criminology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Positioning itself within significant developments in genocide studies arising from misgivings about two noteworthy observers, Arendt and Milgram, this book asks what lies 'beyond the banality of evil'? And suggests the answer lies within criminology. Offering the author's reflections about how to interpret genocide as a crime, Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide endeavours to understand how the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine Brannigan
ISBN: 0199674620 9780199674626
OCLC Number: 840582177
Description: xxiv, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Genocide and the obedience paradigm --
Three paradoxes of genocide in criminology --
Labelling genocide : the constitutive problem --
Explaining crime and genocide : the control perspective --
The psychogenesis and sociogenesis of genocide in Rwanda --
Catalysts and accomplices --
The limits of the criminal law --
The civil remedy for genocide --
Truth and reconciliation commissions : the third option --
Conclusion: Beyond the banality of evil.
Series Title: Clarendon studies in criminology.
Responsibility: Augustine Brannigan.
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Offering the author's reflections on how to interpret genocide as a crime, this book endeavours to understand how the theories of criminal motivation might shed light on these stunning events and  Read more...


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Beyond the Banality of Evil is a work of major consequence. It brings to bear a lifetime of thought on unspeakable crimes ignored by criminology. Brannigan's book deserves to be read time and again Read more...

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