What factors lead a people to commit the unthinkable against an entire population? What constitutes genocide? Can it happen in a democracy? Perhaps surprisingly, genocide continues to occur in the present day in places around the world. How can it be stopped? The enlightening viewpoints in this resource debate the finer points of genocide, including the murkier areas of mass brutality, ethnic cleansing, and war crimes. Students will gain a deep understanding of the topic through analysis of genocides throughout history.