Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Centre for Criminal Justice Studies Second Century Lecture 2012

27 February 2012 | 5.00pm | Seminar
School of Law, The Liberty Building, University of Leeds

The CCJS Second Century Lecture 2012, celebrating the second century of the School of Law at Leeds, will be given by Professor Katja Franko Aas from the University of Oslo: ‘The Earth is One but the World is Not’: Criminological Theory and its Geopolitical Divisions.

The lecture addresses the prevailing assumptions about geo-political context in criminological theory.  By examining the situated identity of criminological theory, and its claims to universality, it aims to raise questions about who produces theory, who has access to the universal, and what are the potential consequences for our understanding of the global.

Katja Franko Aas is Professor of Criminology at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of  Law, University of Oslo. She has written extensively on issues of globalization, security, migration and border control, surveillance and uses of information and communication technologies in contemporary penal systems. Her recent publications include Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents (co-edited with C. Baillet, Routledge, 2011), Technologies of Insecurity (co-edited with H.M. Lomell and H. O. Gundhus, Routledge-Cavendish, 2009), Globalization and Crime (Sage, 2007) and Sentencing in the Age of Information: from Faust to Macintosh (Routledge-Cavendish, 2005). The latter is joint winner of the 2006 Socio-Legal Studies Association Hart Book Prize.

Professor Aas is Associate Editor of Crime Media Culture ( SAGE) and Associate Editor of Ashgate's book series Crime, Technology & Society.

She is currently working on a project ‘Crime Control in the Borderlands of Europe’, funded by the European Research Council’s Starting Grants, about the impact of immigration on contemporary criminal justice agencies and patterns of crime control.

The lecture will finish at 6.30pm, to be followed by a wine reception from 6.30 – 7.30pm.

Location Details

Moot Court Room (LT 1.28)
School of Law
The Liberty Building
University of Leeds

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