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The Crime of Complicity

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If you see something evil happening, should you be held accountable if you don’t try to stop it? Legal scholar Amos Guiora’s grandparents were murdered in the Holocaust, and a few years ago he set out on a journey to explore how the Nazi atrocities were allowed to happen. He’s now written a book that looks at not only the moral imperative for bystanders, but the legal obligation to act. Wednesday, Guiora joins Doug to explain why he believes not taking action is criminal.

Amos Guiora is a professor of law at the University of Utah's SJ Quinney College of Law. His new book is called The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust [Independent bookstores|Amazon]

On Friday, March 31, the Utah Law Symposium at the University of Utah will focus on The Bystander Dilemma: The Holocaust, War Crimes, and Sexual Assault. The event runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the SJ Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom. It's free and open to the public. You can find the full schedule and register at law.utah.edu

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.