The Crime of All Crimes: Toward a Criminology of Genocide

The Crime of All Crimes: Toward a Criminology of Genocide

by Nicole Rafter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479859481
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 700,567
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Nicole Rafter was Professor
Emeritus of Criminology at Northeastern University. Her publications include The Crime of All Crimes: Toward a
Criminology of Genocide
, The Criminal Brain: Understanding Biological Theories of Crime , and, with
Michelle Brown, Criminology Goes to the
. In 2009,
Rafter was awarded the Sutherland Award by the American Society of Criminology for outstanding contributions to the discipline.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

1 Genocide, Criminology, and Evolution of the "Crime of Crimes": The Katyn Forest Genocide, 1940 1

2 What Kind of a Crime Is Genocide?: Capsule Summaries of Eight Genocides 24

3 The Big Picture: The Macro Dynamics of Genocide: The Herero Genocide, 1904-1907 54

4 The Emotional Dynamics of Genocide: Meso-Level Analyses: The Indonesian Genocide, 1965-1966 80

5 Extermination Up Close and Personal: Genocide on the Micro Level: The Cambodian Genocide, 1975-1979 106

6 Mobilization for Destruction: The Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923 The Nazi Genocide of the Disabled, 1939-1945 131

7 Gender and Genocide: The Rwandan Genocide, 1994 152

8 How Do Genocides End? Do They End?: The Guatemalan Genocide, 1981-1983 181

9 Treating Genocide as a Crime 202

Appendix A Twentieth-Century Genocides 229

Appendix B Case-Study Questions 235

Notes 239

References 267

Index 291

About the Author 299

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