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A Multi-Disciplinary Approach Toward an Integrative Theory

Spinks, Vonda Ann
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) M.A. thesis in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Graduate School of the University of Texas at Arlington.

The purpose of this study is to implement two criminological theories to explain the crimes of ethnic cleansing and genocide during the Bosnian conflict of 1992. The study utilizes the theories of social disorganization and cultural conflict to demonstrate how theories can be multi-disciplinary. The study serves as an example of how criminologists can go outside the field to explain criminal behavior. The study takes aspects from history, political science, and international law to demonstrate how theories can be multi-disciplinary. The study also examines Bosnia as an example to raise the issue of international restorative justice methods. By doing so, a model for an International Civil Court is introduced. Author’s abstract.


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