Genocide in Bosnia: The case of Dr. Radovan Karadzic

Kenneth B. Dekleva, Jerrold M. Post

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From 1992 to 1995 the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina experienced a war of genocidal proportions between the Bosnian Serbs, the Bosnian Croats, and the Bosnian Muslims. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has indicted Dr. Radovan Karadzic - former President of the Bosnian Serb Republic, psychiatrist, and poet - as a suspected war criminal for his role in war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Karadzic remains enigmatic and poorly understood. Psychological profiling highlights in Karadzic's case the complex coalescence of the psychology of a genocide perpetrator with that of a charismatic narcissistic political leader. Such a profile may possess usefulness in forensic psychiatric investigations and legal proceedings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-496
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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