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

How can Criminology Address Contemporary Atrocities?

How can criminology address contemporary atrocities?

First we will examine the case of Darfur, and how modern criminological data collection and analysis are advancing the understanding of genocide, especially in combination with a theory that takes collective action seriously. We then encounter the “dark side of organizations,” a crucial theme as most gross human rights violations are committed through organizational actors—we apply this approach to the My Lai massacre. In each case, a description is followed by an attempt to explain and to offer general lessons for criminology.

How do Criminologists Investigate Darfur—and seek to Explain it?

While almost all criminologists were silent on the gravest of crimes, John Hagan and his collaborators most recently sought to energetically put an end to ...

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