Anomie and Violence in Indonesia and Timor-Leste, 1997-2009

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    Abstract

    The Indonesian social system began to disintegrate in 1997. In the aftermath of social collapse, many forms of state crime, organized crime, terrorism, ethnic violence, religious violence, assassinations and other political violence escalated. An anomie theory interpretation is offered of this rise and the subsequent fall of a complex of serious crime problems. Security sector reintegration, reintegration of perpetrators and reconciliation (without truth) played important parts in enabling the rebuilding of institutions of security.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-68
    JournalAsian Journal of Criminology
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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