Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-16-2019

Subject: LCSH

Genocide, Post-traumatic stress disorder

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice | Psychology

Abstract

Utilizing survey data from 302 men and women incarcerated in the Rwandan correctional system for the crime of genocide, and structured interviews with 75 prisoners, this mixed methods study draws on the concept of recovery capital to understand how individuals convicted of genocide navigate post-genocide healing. Genocide smashes physical and human capital and perverts social and cultural capital. Experiencing high levels of posttraumatic stress symptoms with more than two-thirds of the sample scoring above typical civilian cut-off levels, raised levels of depression, and high levels of anxiety, and failing physical health, the genocide perpetrators require multiple sources of recovery capital to foster internal resilience as they look forward to rebuilding their own lives.

Comments

This is an open-access article published in Frontiers in Psychology under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license. The article was originally posted at http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00637

DOI

10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00637

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Publisher Citation

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Gideon, L., Leitch, L., & Yasuhara, K. (2019). Recovery after genocide: Understanding the dimensions of recovery capital among incarcerated genocide perpetrators in Rwanda. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 637

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