This half-unit course addresses topics central to an understanding of atrocity and justice for atrocity. It addresses the different ways in which atrocity is defined, the social construction of atrocity with reference to the crime of genocide, approaches to understanding perpetrators, official and popular forms of denial of atrocity, the reporting and representation of atrocity, and scientific investigations of atrocity. The course then turns to a consideration of different justice approaches to atrocity, ranging from retributive to restorative approaches, and looks at how these forms of justice have found institutional expression in criminal tribunals and truth commissions. Finally, the course considers justice approaches to historical injustices in post-colonial contexts such as in Australia and Canada, and looks at the significance of the political apology in addressing state crimes.