Theoretical Analysis of Crimes against Humanity in Light of Criminology

Mohammad Ali Haji Dehabadi, Mohammad Ebrahim Shams Naterry, Sed Mahmud Mir Khalili, Samira Golkhandan


Nowadays, almost everybody deals with theorizing. Many of us have special ideas about why and how crimes are being committed. History is replete with general and specific discussions about this subject. Indeed, each theory is an expression of a belief: it is a viewpoint which allows us to better recognize our surrounding world. Since human is a complicated creature, theorizing on delinquency, that is the primary causes of delinquency, is almost difficult. When dealing with crimes against humanity, due to complications and sophistications of the crimes, it becomes much more difficult. This paper aims to study several famous criminological theories that can contribute to rationalize these crimes, introduce a basis for systematic analysis, and understand their etiological components. In this regard, since it should not be expected to achieve impeccable interpretations or find main reasons beyond the commitment of these crimes, they are theoretically analyzed. First, these crimes will be separately studied based on the theory of governmental crime. Then, in another section, some famous and recognized theories, including Anomie, Strain, Preferred Association, Social Learning, Low Self-Control, Rational Choice, Routine Activities, and Deterrence theories which may be of use to the analysis of these crimes, will be introduced. Finally, these theories can interactionally rationalize an important part of the reality of these crimes.    


Crimes against Humanity, Crime Rationalization, Theory, Criminology

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