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Can We Make Sense of Suicide Missions?

Diego Gambetta

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by reviewing the variety and uniformity of features found in suicide missions (SMs) and among their organizers. It then reviews what is known about the perpetrators, arguing that ... More


Rationales

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

in Making Human Rights a Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155357
eISBN:
9781400846283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter considers the rationales used by individuals when committing and justifying human rights abuses—how they calculate, to the best of their knowledge, the advantages and disadvantages of ... More


Conclusion

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Conclusion explores the author’s acquired understanding of how the Nazis’ dictatorial intrusions were refracted through the special lens of Oberammergau’s Passion Play culture; both Nazis and ... More


Sexual Harassment

Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor

in School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School, and Gender

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195157802
eISBN:
9780199864393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157802.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter situates sexual victimization within the context of school violence. The factor structure of sexual victimization is explored, victim/perpetrator patterns are examined, and comparisons ... More


Recognizing Mobbing

Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry

in Mobbing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195380019
eISBN:
9780199932764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter, the elements of the definition of mobbing presented in Chapter 3 are discussed in relation to how they might be recognized in everyday life. Two cases that have received widespread ... More


Group, Leadership, and Individual Antecedents of Mobbing

Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry

in Mobbing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195380019
eISBN:
9780199932764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter builds on the perspective of the previous one and incorporates a discussion of how individual and group dynamics interact with organizational dynamics in the development of the social ... More


The Mark of Cain: Guilt and Denial in the Post-War Lives of Nazi Perpetrators

Katharina von Kellenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199937455
eISBN:
9780199345861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937455.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book traces the presence of guilt and its denial in the lives of imprisoned Nazi perpetrators after 1945. Based on archival documents and the correspondence between perpetrators and prison ... More


Perpetration and the Perpetrators

Ervin Staub

in Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195382044
eISBN:
9780199864942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382044.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the societal conditions and life experiences that may turn individuals into perpetrators of violence. Several factors appear to motivate perpetrators, including attitudes ... More


Violent fathering: perspectives, research and practice

Lynne Harne

in Violent fathering and the risks to children: The need for change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429179
eISBN:
9781447304180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429179.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter begins by critically examining different theoretical approaches that aim to explain fathers' violence towards women. These are significant, since they inform different policy and ... More


Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Robert N. Kraft

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479821600
eISBN:
9781479870288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821600.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book presents a compelling study of how ordinary people commit extraordinary acts of violence and how perpetrators and victims manage in the aftermath. Grounded in extensive, qualitative ... More


Early Chroniclers of the Holocaust: Jewish Historical Commissions and Documentation Centers in the Aftermath of the Second World War

Laura Jockusch

in Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199764556
eISBN:
9780199979578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.003.0000
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

The Introduction leads into the transnational phenomenon of early Jewish Holocaust research by discussing a 1947 conference of Jewish historical commissions and documentation centers in Paris. Most ... More


History Writing as Reconstruction: The Beginnings of Holocaust Research from the Perspective of Its Victims

Laura Jockusch

in Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199764556
eISBN:
9780199979578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

The conclusion examines similarities and differences among the featured commissions and documentation centers and evaluates their importance for Holocaust studies. It argues that part of the reason ... More


The Moral Burdens and Obligations of Perpetrators

Claudia Card

in The Atrocity Paradigm: A Theory of Evil

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145083
eISBN:
9780199833115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145089.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Perpetrators of atrocities carry burdens of guilt and incur obligations to apologize and repair harm. Mercy from victims is not only a power to relieve punishment or blame but also a compassionate ... More


Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Petra Rau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668649
eISBN:
9780748689149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668649.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the post-war imaginary of the West, ‘the Nazis’ became a cultural trope that served as a justification for defending democracy through military intervention. But in films and in fiction, the Nazis ... More


The Trouble with Peacemaking: False Dichotomies and the Politics of Restorative Justice

Sarah Deer

in The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696314
eISBN:
9781452952338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696314.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

After examining the potential foundation for indigenous theories of rape, this chapter critiques some purported “indigenous” responses to rape. This chapter in particular notes that an oversimplistic ... More


Complicity in Genocide and the Duality of Responsibility

Nina HB Jørgensen

in The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199573417
eISBN:
9780191728822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573417.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In 2007, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) upheld the notion that the Genocide Convention provides for state as well as individual responsibility for genocide, referring to the ‘duality of ... More


Understanding Crimes of Allegiance: Patterns of Violent Influence

Robert N. Kraft

in Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479821600
eISBN:
9781479870288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821600.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter analyzes the testimony of violent perpetrators, arguing that when perpetrators testified about personal experiences, they referenced immediate influences and discrete events, and rarely ... More


From Trying the Perpetrator to Trying the Denier and Back Again: Some Reflections

Lawrence Douglas

in Genocide Denials and the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738922
eISBN:
9780199895199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738922.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the methods of Holocaust deniers represent a furtherance and extension of the tactics of the perpetrators. It then turns to how the perpetrator trial can ... More


Perpetrators' Confessions: Truth, Reconciliation, and Justice in Argentina

Susan Eva Eckstein and Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley

in What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237445
eISBN:
9780520936980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237445.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Truth-finding mechanisms have become popular instruments for redressing injustices perpetuated by erstwhile repressive regimes in Latin America. This chapter focuses on an extremely contentious part ... More


The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible

Hanna Meretoja

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190649364
eISBN:
9780190649395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649364.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Against the backdrop of the polarized debate on the ethical significance of storytelling, this book develops a nuanced framework for exploring the ethical complexity of the roles narratives play in ... More


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