The Resource Beyond the banality of evil : criminology and genocide, Augustine Brannigan

Beyond the banality of evil : criminology and genocide, Augustine Brannigan

Label
Beyond the banality of evil : criminology and genocide
Title
Beyond the banality of evil
Title remainder
criminology and genocide
Statement of responsibility
Augustine Brannigan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Positioning itself within significant developments in genocide studies arising from misgivings about two noteworthy observers, Arendt and Milgram, this book asks what lies 'beyond the banality of evil'? And suggests the answer lies within criminology. Offering the author's reflections about how to interpret genocide as a crime, Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide endeavours to understand how the theories of criminal motivation might shed light on these stunning events and make them comprehensible. While a great deal has been written about the shortcomings of the obedience paradigm and 'desk murderers' when discussing the Holocaust, little has been said of what results when investigations are taken beyond these limitations. Through examination and analysis of the literature surrounding genocide studies, Brannigan frames the events within a general theoretical approach to crime before applying his own revised model, specifically to Rwanda and drawn from field-work in 2004 and 2005. This provides a new and compelling account of the dynamics of the 1994 genocide and its distinctive attributes of speed, popularity, totality and emotional indifference. With a focus on the disarticulation of personal culpability among ordinary perpetrators, Beyond the Banality of Evil questions the effectiveness of individual-level guilt imputation in these politically based, collectively orchestrated crimes, and raises doubts about the utility of criminal indictments that have evolved in the context of models of individual misconduct
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
345.0251
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6322.7
LC item number
.B73 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Clarendon studies in criminology
Label
Beyond the banality of evil : criminology and genocide, Augustine Brannigan
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genocide and the obedience paradigm -- Three paradoxes of genocide in criminology -- Labelling genocide : the constitutive problem -- Explaining crime and genocide : the control perspective -- The psychogenesis and sociogenesis of genocide in Rwanda -- Catalysts and accomplices -- The limits of the criminal law -- The civil remedy for genocide -- Truth and reconciliation commissions : the third option -- Conclusion: beyond the banality of evil
Control code
ocn864551168
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 261 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191662126
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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522894
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3001038x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864551168
  • oso0191662127

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