International Criminological Research Unit

Tackling Whiteness as a Decolonizing Task in Contemporary Criminology

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Wednesday 19th April 2023 / Online event
Type: Webinar / Category: Department
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In the 21st century criminology has become a vigorous and dynamic discipline attracting growing numbers of students and developing new research programmes. In this lecture I will explore how aspects of whiteness in criminology can be identified and made more open to challenge. Focussing on criminology in England I recognise the global reach, scale and variations of whiteness and the need to attend to historically generated specifics at the local level. I argue that making whiteness better understood and more visible in criminology increases the prospects of decolonising justice, confronting its racisms and promoting more egalitarian convivial futures.