An Introduction to the Criminology of Genocide

Authors: Pruitt, William R.

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  • Examines how Criminology and Criminal Justice are important to the study of genocide
  • Includes a chapter on genocide denial 
  • Includes discussion questions at the end of the chapter, definitions, boxed examples and further reading
  • Speaks to lower undergraduates and above across the social sciences
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to genocide with an emphasis on the criminal aspect of genocide. It draws on sociological, political, and historical concepts to discuss how they contribute to our understanding of genocide as an international crime. It walks students through the evolution of genocide as a criminal act and the legal responses available using case studies to demonstrate how concepts work in action. It combines Criminology and Law, arguing that Criminology can help explain the ‘why and how’ while Law can explain the responses to crime. This textbook includes a chapter on genocide denial as well as discussion questions at the end of the chapters, boxed examples, and further reading. It speaks to students in Criminology, Law, Socio-Legal Studies, and beyond, as well as to practitioners in the criminal justice field.

About the authors

William R. Pruitt is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Virginia Wesleyan University, USA. He holds a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and a PhD in Criminology and Public Policy from Northeastern University. His research interests include genocide, crimes against humanity, and the legal response to mass atrocity crimes. He has published about the theoretical aspect of genocide as well as the criminal sanctions imposed by international tribunals.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to the Criminology of Genocide
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65211-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65211-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-65210-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 187
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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