Source: (2005) Northwestern University Law Review. 99: 539-610.

This Article examines the internationalization of law and order discourse and its application to individual perpetrators of organic violence. The analysis begins with a question: what punishment befits someone who murders, or is responsible for the murders, of hundreds, thousands, or tens [*540] of thousands? It ends with the somewhat unsettling proposition that a reconceptualization of prevailing legal theory, policy, and practice is in order for such punishment to be truly purposive.(excerpt)