Krig och brott. Definitioner av kriminalitet i ett bosniskt efterkrigssamhälle

Translated title of the contribution: War and Crime. Definitions of Crime in a Bosnian Post-War Society

Goran Basic

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What is percieved as a crime in war time varies depending on the war at issue, the eventual peace, the victors and the victims. This study focuses on the resolution of rules that occured in Ljubija, a town in the north-western part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, during the the war 1992-1995, and how it created new conflicts and group formations that live on after the war. After the war a competition for the victim-role took place between different communities. The empirical part of the study is based upon observations in Ljubija, newspaper articles from the area and conversational interviews. The material was analysed using Emile Durkheim’s view on criminality in the society, Georg Simmel’s analysis on reconciliation and Nils Christie’s term “the ideal victim”. I also discuss my own emotions and thoughts as a fieldworker during the study.
Translated title of the contributionWar and Crime. Definitions of Crime in a Bosnian Post-War Society
Original languageSwedish
Publisher[Publisher information missing]
Number of pages68
ISBN (Print)91-7267-203-X
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameResearch reports / Network for Research in Criminology and Deviant Behaviour at Lund University

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • normupplösning
  • Bosnien
  • krig
  • försoning
  • förlåtelse
  • gärningsmän
  • offer
  • brott
  • sociology
  • sociologi


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