Large-scale Victimisation as a Potential Source of Terrorist Activities: Importance of Regaining Security in Post-conflict Societies

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Uwe Ewald, Ksenija Turković
IOS Press, 2006 - 299 pages
"This publication presents a subject that is, unfortunately, as significant today as it was two years ago. Sadly, this continuing relevance seems to confirm the views of the German radical pacifist Kurt Tucholsky, who stated in response to the atrocities and sufferings of WWI: But men never ever learnt from history, and they will not do so in the future. Hic Rhodus! Recent events in Iraq, the Middle East, East Timor or the Democratic Republic of Congo, and possible links regarding issues of terrorism, raise the question what criminological and victimological research offers in assisting to break vicious spirals of ignorance of gross human rights violations and the immense human sufferings in the context of armed conflicts and terrorism. The answer to this question still remains open. Yet, this publication confirms the substantial willingness to learn from the past by critically reviewing large-scale victimisation arising out of protracted conflicts in order to better understand the necessary prerequisites for enduring peace-making in post-conflict societies and to anticipate and suggest approaches to healing victimising effects."

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Contents

Magnitudes and Focus of Terrorist Victimization
3
LargeScale Victimization
20
Regaining Trust and Confidence in PostConflict Societies as a Way to Prevent
30
What Victimology Has to offer in the Fight Against Terrorism
54
On Political Semantics and
67
Victimization in Wars A Framework for Further Inquiry 73 Victimization in Wars A Framework for Further Inquiry
73
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Criminological Concepts and Theories to Address Victimization in Israel
89
The Fight Against Impunity and the Establishment of the International Criminal
137
Selection Criteria and the
151
LargeScale Victimisation and the Jurisprudence of the ICTY Victimological
171
Experiences of the Victims and Witnesses Section at the I C T Y
197
How to Deal with Mass Victimization and Gross Human Rights Violations
217
Lessons from Humanitarian
242
PostConflict PeaceBuilding as Terrorism Prevention
260
The Role of Religion and Spirituality in PostConflict Reconstruction
278

From Vietnam to Abu Ghraib 103 The SelfTraumatized Perpetrator From Vietnam to Abu Ghraib
103
Researching War Victimization Through the Deconstruction of Organized Crime
112
Hate Crimes and Their Practical Use in Risk Assessment and Terrorism
125

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