Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

The crime of all crimes : toward a criminology of genocide / Nicole Rafter.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: HV6322.7 .R34 2016

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Book cover

    Overview

    Summary
    "Cambodia. Rwanda. Armenia. Nazi Germany. History remembers these places as the sites of unspeakable crimes against humanity, and indisputably, of genocide. Yet, throughout the twentieth century, the world has seen many instances of violence committed by states against certain groups within their borders--from the colonial ethnic cleansing the Germans committed against the Herero tribe in Africa, to the Katyn Forest Massacre, in which the Soviets shot over 20,000 Poles, to anti-communist mass murders in 1960s Indonesia. Are mass crimes against humanity like these still genocide? And how can an understanding of crime and criminals shed new light on how genocide--the "crime of all crimes"--Transpires? In The Crime of All Crimes, criminologist Nicole Rafter takes an innovative approach to the study of genocide by comparing eight diverse genocides--large-scale and small; well-known and obscure--through the lens of criminal behavior. Rafter explores different models of genocidal activity, reflecting on the popular use of the Holocaust as a model for genocide and ways in which other genocides conform to different patterns. For instance, Rafter questions the assumption that only ethnic groups are targeted for genocidal "cleansing," and she also urges that actions such as genocidal rape be considered alongside traditional instances of genocidal violence. Further, by examining the causes of genocide on different levels, Rafter is able to construct profiles of typical victims and perpetrators and discuss means of preventing genocide, in addition to delving into the social psychology of genocidal behavior and the ways in which genocides are brought to an end. A sweeping and innovative investigation into the most tragic of events in the modern world, The Crime of All Crimes will fundamentally change how we think about genocide in the present day."--Publisher's description.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Rafter, Nicole Hahn, 1939- author.
    Published
    New York : New York University Press, 2016
    Contents
    1. Genocide, Criminology, and Evolution of the "Crime of Crimes". The Katyn Forest Genocide, 1940
    2. What Kind of a Crime Is Genocide? Capsule Summaries of Eight Genocides
    3. The Big Picture: The Macro Dynamics of Genocide. The Herero Genocide, 1904-1907
    4. The Emotional Dynamics of Genocide: Meso-Level Analyses : The Indonesian Genocide, 1965-1966
    5. Extermination Up Close and Personal : Genocide on the Micro Level. The Cambodian Genocide, 1975-1979
    6. Mobilization for Destruction. The Armenian Genocide, 1915- 923
    The Nazi Genocide of the Disabled, 1939-1945
    7. Gender and Genocide. The Rwandan Genocide, 1994
    8. How Do Genocides End? Do They End? The Guatemalan Genocide, 1981- 983
    9. Treating Genocide as a Crime
    Appendix A: Twentieth-Century Genocides
    Appendix B: Case-Study Questions.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-289) and index.
    1. Genocide, Criminology, and Evolution of the "Crime of Crimes". The Katyn Forest Genocide, 1940 -- 2. What Kind of a Crime Is Genocide? Capsule Summaries of Eight Genocides -- 3. The Big Picture: The Macro Dynamics of Genocide. The Herero Genocide, 1904-1907 -- 4. The Emotional Dynamics of Genocide: Meso-Level Analyses : The Indonesian Genocide, 1965-1966 -- 5. Extermination Up Close and Personal : Genocide on the Micro Level. The Cambodian Genocide, 1975-1979 -- 6. Mobilization for Destruction. The Armenian Genocide, 1915- 923 -- The Nazi Genocide of the Disabled, 1939-1945 -- 7. Gender and Genocide. The Rwandan Genocide, 1994 -- 8. How Do Genocides End? Do They End? The Guatemalan Genocide, 1981- 983 -- 9. Treating Genocide as a Crime -- Appendix A: Twentieth-Century Genocides -- Appendix B: Case-Study Questions.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781479859481
    1479859486 (cl)
    Additional Form
    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM
    Physical Description
    xiv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

    Keywords & Subjects

    Record last modified:
    2023-04-14 17:21:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/bib253954

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Availability

    Contact Us