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The crime of all crimes : toward a criminology of genocide, Nicole Rafter

Label
The crime of all crimes : toward a criminology of genocide
Title
The crime of all crimes
Title remainder
toward a criminology of genocide
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Rafter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cambodia. Rwanda. Armenia. Nazi Germany. History remembers these places as the sites of unspeakable crimes against humanity, and indisputably, of genocide. Yet, throughout the twentieth century, the world has seen many instances of violence committed by states against certain groups within their borders--from the colonial ethnic cleansing the Germans committed against the Herero tribe in Africa, to the Katyn Forest Massacre, in which the Soviets shot over 20,000 Poles, to anti-communist mass murders in 1960s Indonesia. Are mass crimes against humanity like these still genocide? And how can an understanding of crime and criminals shed new light on how genocide--the "crime of all crimes"--Transpires? In The Crime of All Crimes, criminologist Nicole Rafter takes an innovative approach to the study of genocide by comparing eight diverse genocides--large-scale and small; well-known and obscure--through the lens of criminal behavior. Rafter explores different models of genocidal activity, reflecting on the popular use of the Holocaust as a model for genocide and ways in which other genocides conform to different patterns. For instance, Rafter questions the assumption that only ethnic groups are targeted for genocidal "cleansing," and she also urges that actions such as genocidal rape be considered alongside traditional instances of genocidal violence. Further, by examining the causes of genocide on different levels, Rafter is able to construct profiles of typical victims and perpetrators and discuss means of preventing genocide, in addition to delving into the social psychology of genocidal behavior and the ways in which genocides are brought to an end. A sweeping and innovative investigation into the most tragic of events in the modern world, The Crime of All Crimes will fundamentally change how we think about genocide in the present day."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rafter, Nicole Hahn
Dewey number
364.15/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6322.7
LC item number
.R34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • Criminology
  • Genocidio Criminología Evolución Ensayos
  • Criminology
  • Genocide
  • Kriminologie
  • Völkermord
Label
The crime of all crimes : toward a criminology of genocide, Nicole Rafter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Genocide, Criminology, and Evolution of the "Crime of Crimes". The Katyn Forest Genocide, 1940 -- 2. What Kind of a Crime Is Genocide? Capsule Summaries of Eight Genocides -- 3. The Big Picture: The Macro Dynamics of Genocide. The Herero Genocide, 1904-1907 -- 4. The Emotional Dynamics of Genocide: Meso-Level Analyses : The Indonesian Genocide, 1965-1966 -- 5. Extermination Up Close and Personal : Genocide on the Micro Level. The Cambodian Genocide, 1975-1979 -- 6. Mobilization for Destruction. The Armenian Genocide, 1915- 923 -- The Nazi Genocide of the Disabled, 1939-1945 -- 7. Gender and Genocide. The Rwandan Genocide, 1994 -- 8. How Do Genocides End? Do They End? The Guatemalan Genocide, 1981- 983 -- 9. Treating Genocide as a Crime -- Appendix A: Twentieth-Century Genocides -- Appendix B: Case-Study Questions
Control code
ocn926743514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781479859481
Lccn
2015043147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025856834
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479859481
  • (OCoLC)926743514
Label
The crime of all crimes : toward a criminology of genocide, Nicole Rafter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Genocide, Criminology, and Evolution of the "Crime of Crimes". The Katyn Forest Genocide, 1940 -- 2. What Kind of a Crime Is Genocide? Capsule Summaries of Eight Genocides -- 3. The Big Picture: The Macro Dynamics of Genocide. The Herero Genocide, 1904-1907 -- 4. The Emotional Dynamics of Genocide: Meso-Level Analyses : The Indonesian Genocide, 1965-1966 -- 5. Extermination Up Close and Personal : Genocide on the Micro Level. The Cambodian Genocide, 1975-1979 -- 6. Mobilization for Destruction. The Armenian Genocide, 1915- 923 -- The Nazi Genocide of the Disabled, 1939-1945 -- 7. Gender and Genocide. The Rwandan Genocide, 1994 -- 8. How Do Genocides End? Do They End? The Guatemalan Genocide, 1981- 983 -- 9. Treating Genocide as a Crime -- Appendix A: Twentieth-Century Genocides -- Appendix B: Case-Study Questions
Control code
ocn926743514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781479859481
Lccn
2015043147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025856834
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479859481
  • (OCoLC)926743514

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