An Empirical Analysis of Arrests and Executions at S-21 Security-Center During the Cambodian Genocide Academic Article uri icon


  • During the Cambodian genocide (19751979), approximately 200 security-centers were established by the Khmer Rouge. One of these institutions, designated by the code-name S-21, had the primary responsibility of punishing individuals deemed guilty of crimes against the state. Much research has examined S-21, albeit from the standpoint of its symbolic importance or the conversion of the site into a museum of genocide; less research has empirically examined the arrest and execution records of S-21. Through a series of statistical analyses, in this research paper we highlight patterns of arrest and execution as a means of advancing our empirical understanding of the Cambodian genocide.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Tyner, J. A., Kimsroy, S., Fu, C., Wang, Z., & Ye, X.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Tyner, James A||Kimsroy, Sokvisal||Fu, Chenjian||Wang, Zheye||Ye, Xinyue

publication date

  • September 2016