Reconsidering the Classification of Perpetrators in instances of Genocide and Mass Atrocity
A focus on the Khmer Rouge Era
The terms “primary”, “mid-level” and “lower level” are employed to qualify perpetrators of mass atrocities, based on the magnitude of guilt and criminal responsibility. Could this classification be a misnomer? Could the relationship among perpetrators, or the roles they assume be more intricate, warranting a reassessment of the existing hierarchy? This paper explores the need to be more circumspect in penning perpetrators in categories, especially in complex scenarios of mass atrocity. To do so, the Non-Solitarist View of Human Identity and Framing Theory are used to explore the matter, with a focus on perpetrators of the Khmer Rouge era.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2020 Sabah Carrim
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
This work is licensed under Creative Common Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International.
RHR operates based on a non-exclusive publishing agreement, according to which the journal retains the right of first publication, but authors are free to subsequently publish their work. The copyright of all work rests with the author(s).