Victims of Black Magic

Kirchhoff, Gerd Ferdinand and Sahetapy, Elfina Lebrine (2012) Victims of Black Magic. In: KLM Van Dijk Liber amicorum J.J. Van Dijk. Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP), Nijmegen. ISBN 978-90-5850-932-1

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In a victimological framework, 'Witches' (performers of black magic) and special social reactions towards them are described and analyzed. Three groups of victims are distinguished: the (discovered) black magician, the customer and in special cases the victim who is used as a target of the 'black magic'. It deals with the theoretical victimological framework and describes several groups of victims. It then turns to the social - informal and formal - reaction towards uncovered, discovered practitioners of black magic. In this context, it deals with some problems of formal justice interventions into 'black magic: not with 'white magic' (that is intended to help people). Black magic is to damage people. The article uses a victimological theoretical framework. Victimology is a rational social science of victims, victimisations and the social reaction towards both. It is the social science of victims of Human Right violations including crime. As a social science, it is obliged to follow rational, logic courses of explanations of reality (see Momsawa-Kirchhoff, 2009; Kirchhoff, 2010).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Law
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 07:06
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 07:06

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