Part 3: Explores institutional responses to crimes and uses criminological theory to offer solutions

Introduction: How have Governments Responded to Atrocities and Human Rights Violations?

Introduction: How have Governments Responded to Atrocities and Human Rights Violations?

Introduction: How have governments responded to atrocities and human rights violations?

After a brief introduction about this book, and me the author, there follows a description of selected atrocities, grave violations of human rights (HR) and humanitarian law (HL) from which we gain insights into the variations and commonalities of offenses and responses.

The emergence of HR law and the criminalization of atrocities is one of the most important developments in recent criminology and penal law. Yet most scholars who study crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide, primarily historians, political scientists, and legal scholars, make no use of criminological insights. Simultaneously, innovative criminologists have only recently begun to address HR and HL violations. Their contribution ...

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