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Crimes of Obedience: Toward a Social Psychology of Authority and Responsibility

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Sergeant William Calley’s defense of his behavior in the My Lai massacre and the widespread public support for his argument that he was merely obeying orders from a superior and was not personally culpable led Herbert C. Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton to investigate the attitudes toward responsibility and authority that underlie "crimes of obedience"—not only in military circu ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 25th 1990 by Yale University Press (first published 1989)
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