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This book defines genocide, distinguishing it from mass murder, war crimes, and other atrocities; allows readers to grasp the magnitude of the crime of genocide across time and throughout human civilization; and facilitates an understanding of new and potential cases of genocide as they occur.
• Illustrates the myriad problems inherent in genocide prevention and in the punishment of perpetrators
• Analyzes why the nation-states that have the capacity to prevent or intervene against a genocide typically avoid doing so
• Discusses the nature of and reasons underlying genocide denial
• Examines the different kinds and scales of the impact of genocide on victim groups and on the perpetrators