"Provides a fundamental point of departure for an immensely consequential project for the field of criminology going forward in the twenty-first century – contributing to the understanding of genocide, and ideally to our collective ability to prevent the occurrence of this dreadful form of crime."
—Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Book Reviews
“The Crime of All Crimes is arguably the most comprehensive criminological treatment of genocide to date.”
—Holocaust and Genocide Studies
"Nicole Rafter’s newest and sadly her last book is an important contribution to the literature. It is also an urgent call to criminologists to no longer avert their gaze from the crime of crimes."
—American Journal of Sociology
"In The Crime of all Crimes, Nicole Rafter brings a criminologist’s eye to bear on the topic of genocide. She seeks to unsettle old ways of thinking about genocide even as, through a comparison of eight cases, she offers a new framework for analysis, one that links to the issue of prevention. Her criminological insights are sure to be of interest to those working in the field of genocide studies."
—Alex Laban Hinton, author of Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide
“In this thoughtful book, Nicole Rafter challenges existing claims about the nature of genocide, weaving together a complex new understanding of crime, war, and violence. A landmark reframing in the criminology of genocide.”
—John Braithwaite, author of Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation
"This book sets the long overdue foundation for a criminology of genocide by masterfully peeling back the many layers of a century long unfolding of eight historic genocides. Nicole Rafter makes it impossible to ignore the importance of the topic of genocide to a field that has too long averted its gaze."
—John Hagan, co-author of Darfur and the Crime of Genocide
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