The Resource Killing on command : the defence of superior orders in modern combat, Carmel O'Sullivan

Killing on command : the defence of superior orders in modern combat, Carmel O'Sullivan

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Killing on command : the defence of superior orders in modern combat
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Killing on command
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the defence of superior orders in modern combat
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Carmel O'Sullivan
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eng
Summary
This book explores the unique social and environmental factors which influence soldiers to commit war crimes. With a focus on decision-making processes, this monograph provides a significant interdisciplinary analysis of how soldiers decide to follow the commands of their superior officers, even if that means acting illegally. Making the key distinction between normal civilian society and the shocking realities of war, the author facilitates the reader with a comprehensive understanding of what a front-line soldier faces in contemporary combat situations. Killing on Command presents the limits of the law in preventing the occurrence of war crimes. Realistic and practical measures for armed conflict, including the regulation and prevention of violence, and the just implementation of legal standards are all questioned and examined in depth. Given a current focus on the regulation of conduct in war, and the recent prosecution of soldiers, this book will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of criminology and international relations, as well as policy-makers
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Critical criminological perspectives
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  • Superior orders (Criminal law)
  • War crimes
  • LAW
  • Superior orders (Criminal law)
  • War crimes
  • Crime & criminology
  • Warfare & defence
  • International criminal law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Criminological Theory
  • Critical Criminology
  • Transnational Crime
  • Crime and Society
  • Military and Defence Studies
  • International Criminal Law
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Killing on command : the defence of superior orders in modern combat, Carmel O'Sullivan
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Publication
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Includes index
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mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Abbreviations ; 1: Introduction; A Study of€War; A Study of€the€Legal Liability of€the€Obedient Front-Æ ̄line Soldier in€Modern Combat; References; 2: The Development of€the€Defence of€Superior Orders; Pre-World War I; World War I; World War II; Nuremberg Trials, Tokyo Trials and€Subsequent Proceedings; Notable Post-Nuremberg National Cases; Ad hoc Tribunals; References; 3: The Law Surrounding Obedience; Ambiguous Laws in€a€Complex Environment; Multiple and€Varying Legal Standards; Inconsistent Definitions of€Manifestly Unlawful
  • Morality as€a€Guide of€Manifestly Unlawful Reasonableness as€a€Guide of€Manifestly Unlawful; Complex Laws; Complex Laws in€Complex Environments; Conclusion; References; 4: Military Training: The€Creation of€the€Modern Soldier; The Process of€Building a€Soldier; Total Institution: Separation, Disorientation and€Reorganisation in€Accordance to€Military Codes; Training to€Obey; Stress Inoculation: Hazing, Harsh Treatment and€Aggression; Stress Inoculation: Resilience, Realistic and€Repetitive Training; Resilience Training; Repetitive Training; Reality-Based Training
  • Dangerous Environments: Building Situational Awareness and€Attention to€Detail, Teamwork and€Responsibility Training to€Kill; Rebuilding the€Recruit as€a€Soldier; Conclusion; References; 5: The Trained Soldier in€Contemporary Combat; The Combat Environment; The Modern War Environment; Urban Warfare and€the€Battle of€Logistics; Omnipresent Enemy in€a€Hostile Environment and€Harsh Conditions; The Combined Effect of€the€Modern Battlefield; Live Contact in€Combat; Live Contact with€the€Enemy; Responses Under Fire and€Witnessing Death; Brutality in€Combat
  • Mass Deaths, Destruction and€Human Suffering Participation in€Killing; Lawful Kills Versus the€Commission of€Crimes: The€Processes Facilitating Killing; Brutalisation of€Combat; Desensitisation and€Moral Drift; Dehumanisation of€the€Enemy; Distance: Moral, Physical and€Psychological; The Cumulative Effect on€the€Ordinary Individual; Conclusion; References; 6: The Influence of€Contemporary Combat on€the€Modern Soldier: A€Force for€Good or Bad; The Influence of€Military Leaders on€Soldiers' Obedience; The Power of€the€Need to€Obey
  • Leadership Dictating Obedience in€the€Military Environment The Influence of€the€Group on€Soldiers' Obedience; Military Effectiveness and€the€Primary Group; Conformity: A€Force to€Uphold or Breach the€Law; Military Culture; 'Civilianisation' of€the€Military; Military Culture of€the€Front-line Soldier; Physiological, Biological and€Psychological Effects of€the€Combat Environment; Physiological and€Biological Effects of€Stress; Psychological and€Physiological Effects of€Stress; Conclusion; References; 7: Conclusion; Index
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9781137495815
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10.1057/978-1-137-49581-5
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com.springer.onix.9781137495815
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Label
Killing on command : the defence of superior orders in modern combat, Carmel O'Sullivan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Abbreviations ; 1: Introduction; A Study of€War; A Study of€the€Legal Liability of€the€Obedient Front-Æ ̄line Soldier in€Modern Combat; References; 2: The Development of€the€Defence of€Superior Orders; Pre-World War I; World War I; World War II; Nuremberg Trials, Tokyo Trials and€Subsequent Proceedings; Notable Post-Nuremberg National Cases; Ad hoc Tribunals; References; 3: The Law Surrounding Obedience; Ambiguous Laws in€a€Complex Environment; Multiple and€Varying Legal Standards; Inconsistent Definitions of€Manifestly Unlawful
  • Morality as€a€Guide of€Manifestly Unlawful Reasonableness as€a€Guide of€Manifestly Unlawful; Complex Laws; Complex Laws in€Complex Environments; Conclusion; References; 4: Military Training: The€Creation of€the€Modern Soldier; The Process of€Building a€Soldier; Total Institution: Separation, Disorientation and€Reorganisation in€Accordance to€Military Codes; Training to€Obey; Stress Inoculation: Hazing, Harsh Treatment and€Aggression; Stress Inoculation: Resilience, Realistic and€Repetitive Training; Resilience Training; Repetitive Training; Reality-Based Training
  • Dangerous Environments: Building Situational Awareness and€Attention to€Detail, Teamwork and€Responsibility Training to€Kill; Rebuilding the€Recruit as€a€Soldier; Conclusion; References; 5: The Trained Soldier in€Contemporary Combat; The Combat Environment; The Modern War Environment; Urban Warfare and€the€Battle of€Logistics; Omnipresent Enemy in€a€Hostile Environment and€Harsh Conditions; The Combined Effect of€the€Modern Battlefield; Live Contact in€Combat; Live Contact with€the€Enemy; Responses Under Fire and€Witnessing Death; Brutality in€Combat
  • Mass Deaths, Destruction and€Human Suffering Participation in€Killing; Lawful Kills Versus the€Commission of€Crimes: The€Processes Facilitating Killing; Brutalisation of€Combat; Desensitisation and€Moral Drift; Dehumanisation of€the€Enemy; Distance: Moral, Physical and€Psychological; The Cumulative Effect on€the€Ordinary Individual; Conclusion; References; 6: The Influence of€Contemporary Combat on€the€Modern Soldier: A€Force for€Good or Bad; The Influence of€Military Leaders on€Soldiers' Obedience; The Power of€the€Need to€Obey
  • Leadership Dictating Obedience in€the€Military Environment The Influence of€the€Group on€Soldiers' Obedience; Military Effectiveness and€the€Primary Group; Conformity: A€Force to€Uphold or Breach the€Law; Military Culture; 'Civilianisation' of€the€Military; Military Culture of€the€Front-line Soldier; Physiological, Biological and€Psychological Effects of€the€Combat Environment; Physiological and€Biological Effects of€Stress; Psychological and€Physiological Effects of€Stress; Conclusion; References; 7: Conclusion; Index
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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multiple file formats
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Isbn
9781137495815
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-49581-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
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Stock number
com.springer.onix.9781137495815
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  • (OCoLC)959278189
  • (OCoLC)ocn959278189

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