Crime and Human Rights: Criminology of Genocide and Atrocities
Publication Year: 2010
Part 3: Explores institutional responses to crimes and uses criminological theory to offer solutions
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: When are Atrocities Crimes?
- Chapter 2: How and why have States and Governments been Constrained?
Part II: What can Criminology Contribute to (and Learn from) the Study of Serious Human Rights Violations?
- Chapter 3: How does Genocide Unfold?—The Case of the Holocaust
- Chapter 4: Can Genocide Studies and Criminology Enrich Each Other?
- Chapter 5: How can Criminology Address Contemporary Atrocities?
About the Editor[Page ii]
Series editors: Nicole Rafter and Paul Rock
Compact Criminology is an exciting new series that invigorates and challenges the international field of criminology.
Books in the series are short, authoritative, innovative assessments of emerging issues in criminology and criminal justice – offering critical, accessible introductions to important topics. They take a global rather than a narrowly national approach. Eminently readable and first-rate in quality, each book is written by a leading specialist.
Compact Criminology provides a new type of tool for teaching and research, one that is flexible and light on its feet. The series is designed to address fundamental needs in the growing and increasingly differentiated field of criminology.
Other Compact Criminology titles include:
Comparing Criminal Justice by David Nelken
Crime and Risk by Pat O'Malley
Crime and Terrorism by Peter Grabosky and Michael Stohl
Experimental Criminology by Lawrence Sherman
Compact Criminology International Advisory Board:
Jan van Dijk, Tilburg University
Peter Grabosky, Australian National University
Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto
John Laub, University of Maryland
Alison Liebling, University of Cambridge
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For Anna and Rebecca[Page vi]
A number of people and institutions contributed to this project; Liz Boyle, Amelia Corl, David Garland, John Hagan, Nicole Rafter, Paul Rock, Jim Short, Kathryn Sikkink, Simon Singer, and Philip Smith read and commented on an early draft of the manuscript; anonymous reviewers provided helpful feedback on the proposal. While I may not have done justice to all suggestions and critiques, they did help improve the text. At the University of Minnesota, the College of Liberal Arts granted a fall 2007 Fellowship at its Institute for Advanced Study and a fall 2008 Single Semester Leave. This book would not have been written without the initiative of Nicole Rafter and Paul Rock. Finally, the professionalism of Caroline Porter at Sage is always appreciated. Thanks to all!
As usual, my wife Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, anthropologist, Africanist and companion of a quarter century supported me. The cultural trauma of atrocities and the hope for a more respectful and peaceful coexistence helped bring, and hold, us together. We hope that Anna and Rebecca will be part of our contribution. To them this book is dedicated.[Page x]
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