Unconscionable Crimes

Unconscionable Crimes

How Norms Explain and Constrain Mass Atrocities

Paul C. Morrow

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The first general theory of the influence of norms--moral, legal and social--on genocide and mass atrocity.

How can we explain--and prevent--such large-scale atrocities as the Holocaust? In Unconscionable Crimes, Paul Morrow presents the first general theory of the influence of norms--moral, legal and social--on genocide and mass atrocity. After offering a clear overview of norms and norm transformation, rooted in recent work in moral and political philosophy, Morrow examines numerous twentieth-century cases of mass atrocity, drawing on documentary and testimonial sources to illustrate the influence of norms before, during, and after such crimes.


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Paul C. Morrow:
Paul C. Morrow is John M. Meagher Human Rights Fellow at the Human Rights Center of the University of Dayton. He was previously a visiting researcher at Utrecht University.

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