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Title: Genocide (Wikipedia)
Description/subject: "Genocide is intentional action to destroy a people (usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group) in whole or in part. The hybrid word "genocide" is a combination of the Greek word génos ("race, people") and the Latin suffix -cide ("act of killing"). The United Nations Genocide Convention, which was established in 1948, defines genocide as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group". The term genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in his 1944 book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe; it has been applied to the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide and many other mass killings including the genocide of indigenous peoples in the Americas, the Greek genocide, the Indonesian killings of 1965-66, the Assyrian genocide, the Serbian genocide, the Holodomor, the 1971 Bangladesh genocide, the Cambodian genocide, the Guatemalan genocide, and, more recently, the Bosnian genocide, the Kurdish genocide, and the Rwandan genocide. According to one estimate, from 1956 to 2016, a total of forty-three genocides have taken place which caused the death of about 50 million people, while an additional 50 million were resettled or displaced by such conflicts..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 October 2017

Individual Documents

Title: The Psychology of Genocide, Massacres, and Extreme Violence: Why "Normal" People Come to Commit Atrocities
Date of publication: 2007
Description/subject: "...In this book, which could be described as a marriage of social and forensic psy- chology with history, I try to explain the psychological mechanisms that generate extreme violence. I do not call it ‘‘savagery’’ because highly civilized groups are as violent as the ‘‘savages’’ they disdain. If there is a child of this marriage, it would be a new field of study, which I call forensic ethology..."
Author/creator: Donald G. Dutton
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google Scholar
Format/size: pdf (1.33MB)
Alternate URLs: https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=psychology+of+genocide+dutton&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=sch...
Date of entry/update: 18 October 2017

Title: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 9 December 1948.
Date of publication: 09 December 1948
Language: English
Source/publisher: ICRC, United Nations
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CrimeOfGenocide.aspx
Date of entry/update: 18 October 2017