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Child Soldiering Process

Amani Chibashimba Christian

ISBN 10: 3844330054 / ISBN 13: 9783844330052
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Paperback. 56 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.1in.This book is a criminological approach on an understanding of a specific aspect of modern warfare. Children havce been conscripted in several war torn countries where armed groups abduct children to force them to fight for their causes. Our analysis focuses on the process from which normal children enter armed group up to the moment they become gross human right violators. The question here is not to determine what they do as child soldiers or whether they are responsible or nor, but rather to broaden the understanding of the entire process that transforms normal kids into criminals. For this, different psychological theorie help us to comprehend the roles of different steps of the transformation and how those steps shape the understanding as well as the behavior of the children. An important attention is devoted to showing the specificities of the child soldiers training since it aims to infuse extreme obedience and fear into them. We analyse the extend to which psychological mechanisms such as rationalization or cognitive dissonance affect the recruited childrens psyche and how this impacts their behavior. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783844330052

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Title: Child Soldiering Process

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This book is a criminological approach on an understanding of a specific aspect of modern warfare. Children havce been conscripted in several war torn countries where armed groups abduct children to force them to fight for their causes. Our analysis focuses on the process from which normal children enter armed group up to the moment they become gross human right violators. The question here is not to determine what they do as child soldiers or whether they are responsible or nor, but rather to broaden the understanding of the entire process that transforms normal kids into criminals. For this, different psychological theorie help us to comprehend the roles of different steps of the transformation and how those steps shape the understanding as well as the behavior of the children. An important attention is devoted to showing the specificities of the child soldier's training since it aims to infuse extreme obedience and fear into them. We analyse the extend to which psychological mechanisms such as rationalization or cognitive dissonance affect the recruited children's psyche and how this impacts their behavior.

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I was born in 1985 in eastern Congo (DRC). I completed my Master in International Crimes and Criminology and worked as a research assistant both in Rwanda and in the Netherlands.Currently I am working as a freelance interpreter at the International Criminal Court. My main field of interest is criminology in general and international crimes.

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