St Antony's Series

War Crimes Trials and Investigations

A Multi-Disciplinary Introduction

Authors: Waterlow, Jonathan, Schuhmacher, Jacques

  • Initiates a much-needed, clear, interdisciplinary dialogue on war crime trials 
  • Includes contributions from expert contributors in: Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology, Legal History, International and National Criminal Justice, Economics, Moral Philosophy, History, International Relations, and Violence Studies and Psychology
  • Incorporates cutting-edge case studies in every chapter to illustrate how each discipline works in practice
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About this book

This book represents the first multi-disciplinary introduction to the study of war crimes trials and investigations. It introduces readers to the numerous disciplines engaged with this complex subject, including: Forensic Anthropology, Economics and Anthropometrics, Legal History, Violence Studies, International Criminal Justice, International Relations, and Moral Philosophy. The contributors are experts in their respective fields and the chapters highlight each discipline’s major trends, debates, methods and approaches to mass atrocity, genocide, and crimes against humanity, as well as their interactions with adjacent disciplines. Case studies illustrate how the respective disciplines work in practice, including examples from the Allied Hunger Blockade, WWII, the Guatemalan and Spanish Civil Wars, the Former Yugoslavia, and Uganda. Including bibliographical essays to offer readers crucial orientation when approaching the specialist literature in each case, this edited collection equips readers with what they need to know in order to navigate a complex, and until now, deeply fragmented field. A diverse and interdisciplinary body of research, this book will be indispensable reading for scholars of war crimes.

About the authors

Jonathan Waterlow is Co-Director of the War Crimes Research Network at the University of Oxford, UK, and a Research Associate at the University of Bristol, UK. He previously held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at St Antony's College, Oxford.
Jacques Schuhmacher is Co-Director of the War Crimes Research Network at the University of Oxford, UK. He is Vanessa Brand Scholar at Somerville College, Oxford, where he is completing an AHRC-funded D.Phil project on the Nazi investigations of allied war crimes and atrocities.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • War Crimes Trials and Investigations: Major Trends and Disciplinary Challenges

    Schuhmacher, Jacques (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Orientation: War Crimes Trials in Theory and Practice from the Middle Ages to the Present

    Pendas, Devin O.

    Pages 23-58

  • Forensic Anthropology: Whose Rules Are We Playing by?—Contextualizing the Role of Forensic Protocols in Human Rights Investigations

    Thompson, Tim (et al.)

    Pages 59-80

  • Anthropometrics: The Application of Anthropometrics to Identify and Assess War Crimes

    Cox, Mary Elisabeth

    Pages 81-109

  • International Legal History: From Atrocity Reports to War Crimes Tribunals—The Roots of Modern War Crimes Investigations in Nineteenth-Century Legal Activism and First World War Propaganda

    Lemnitzer, Jan Martin

    Pages 111-156

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64072-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64071-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
War Crimes Trials and Investigations
Book Subtitle
A Multi-Disciplinary Introduction
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64072-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64072-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64071-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 338
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