Emerging Challenges for Criminology: Drawing the Margins of Crimes against Humanity

Nikolaos Theodorakis, David P. Farrington


This paper analyses the provisions of crimes against humanity, by pooling primary and secondary sources. The history of the term is traced through antiquity and the legacy of Nuremberg, followed by an analysis of contemporary law. Further analysis deals with the elements and the enumerated acts that are currently recognized internationally as crimes against humanity. Philosophical, socio-legal and criminological aspects are discussed, followed by a critical evaluation and conclusions regarding the future of Crimes against Humanity.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782