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Talk: Criminology and the Transnational Condition: A Contribution to International Political Sociology'09 Feb 2012, 15:00, K0.31, Kings, Strand Campus
School / area: Social Science & Public Policy
Location: Strand Campus
Location map: Strand: location
Speaker: James Sheptycki
Speaker institution: York University, Canada
Chair Professor Didier Bigo, Department of War Studies.
The talk will be followed by a lecture, as part of the module 'Interdisciplinary Approaches to (In)security', organised by Professor Didier Bigo. The lecture will take place at S-3.19.
In a contribution to International Political Sociology and to the further enhancement of the interdisciplinary study of the global system, Professor James Sheptycki introduces some of the lexicon of critical criminology into the discourse. He suggests that the contemporary global system is ripe with existential anxieties that are symptoms of momentous historical change and it argues that, for good or for ill, issues of crime definition and control have become central to the transnational condition. As a consequence, criminological theories should be introduced into theoretical discussions about the nature of the contemporary global scene. Such interdisciplinary cross-fertilization is vital, given the centrality of the language of criminal threats in the language of global governance and the language of governance globally.
James Sheptycki is a Professor of Criminology at York University, Canada. He has recently published two books concerning policing and globalisation. The most recent is titled 'Global Policing' (with Ben Bowling), published by Sage, 2012. The second is titled 'Transnational Crime and Policing; Selected Essays' (Ashgate, 2011 - Pioneers in Contemporary Criminology Series). His work since 1992 has pursued an interdisciplinary fusion of criminology, international relations, socio-legal studies and the sociology of policing.
Hosted by the International Political Sociology Group and co-hosted by the Centre for the Study of Political Community, Department of War Studies.
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