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

Can Genocide Studies and Criminology Enrich Each Other?

Can genocide studies and criminology enrich each other?

After examining challenges in the encounter between criminology and genocide studies, we juxtapose explanations and theories from both fields and ask what they have to offer each other.

What might Inhibit Communication?

First, criminological vocabulary differs substantially from that used by genocide scholars. While the latter discuss phenomena such as totalitarian and revolutionary regimes, war and social instability, racist and anti-Semitic ideologies, criminologists use concepts such as learning and culture, strain and anomie, social control and social disorganization. And yet, where one school of criminology addresses culture, for example, historians are concerned with specific cultural expressions such as anti-Semitism; and where other criminologists discuss social disorganization or anomie, historians explore the role ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles