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Perpetrators of international crimes : theories, methods, and evidence

Author: Alette Smeulers; Maartje Weerdesteijn; Barbora Holá
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited collection is the first full assessment of the new field of perpetrator studies, which examines why individuals commit mass atrocities such as genocide or terrorism. It includes contributions from an array of disciplines including criminology, history, law, sociology, psychology, political science, religious studies, and anthropology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alette Smeulers; Maartje Weerdesteijn; Barbora Holá
ISBN: 9780191868375 019186837X 9780192565495 0192565494
OCLC Number: 1078420942
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction / Alette Smeulers, Barbora Holá, and Maartje Weerdesteijn --
Part I. Perpetrator studies. 1. Historical overview of perpetrator studies / Alette Smeulers --
2 Theories, methods, and evidence / Alette Smeulers, Barbora Holá, and Maartje Weerdesteijn --
Part II. Reflecting on methods and sources. 3. Perpetrators, fieldwork, and ethical concerns / Chandra Lekha Sriram --
4. Interviewing perpetrators against the backdrop of ethical concerns and reflexivity / Mina Rauschenbach --
5. Studying 'perpetrators' through the lens of the criminal trial / Thijs B. Bouwknegt and Adina-Loredana Nistor --
Part III. Studying perpetration. 6. Perpetration as a process: a historical-sociological model / Uğur Ümit Üngör --
7. The margins of perpetration: role-shifting in genocide / Kjell Anderson --
8. Beyond perpetrators: complex political actors surrounding the 1994 genocide in Rwanda / Erin Jessee --
Part IV. Studying perpetrators: case studies. 9. Studying perpetrator ideologies in atrocity crimes / Jonathan Leader Maynard --
10. Religion and international crimes: the case of the Islamic State / Pieter Nanninga --
11. The female tigers of Sri Lanka: the legitimation of recruitment and fight / Georg Frerks --
12. The rationality and reign of Paul Kegame / Maartje Weerdesteijn --
Part V. Studying perpetrators on trial: case studies. 13. Nothing must remain: the (in)visibility of atrocity crimes and the perpetrators' strategies using the corpses of their victims / Caroline Fournet --
14. Plausible deniability: the challenges in prosecuting paramilitary violence in the Former Yugoslavia / Iva Vukušić --
15. Peroetrators on trial: characteristics of war crimes perpetrators tried by courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and ICTY / Mirza Buljubašić and Barbora Holá --
16. 'Like mirrors of morality': social support for Nazi war criminals in post-war Germany / Susanne Karstedt --
Concluding thoughts / Alette Smeulers.
Responsibility: edited by Alette Smeulers, Maartje Weerdesteijn, Barbora Holá.

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