This course situates the study of criminology in a global and inter-disciplinary context to destabilize state- and Euro-centric conceptions of crime, punishment and justice. It starts by proposing different beginnings for criminology that reveal that in some sense the discipline has always been global. We begin with anthropological studies of so-called ‘primitive’ societies.
After examining these ‘different beginnings’, students will explore what it means to globalize crime and justice.
The final part of the course looks at the global production of new forms, discourses and constituencies of criminalization and how they exclude and include people from society.