Expertly authored by the co-editor of the best-selling text Cultural Criminology Unleashed, this book re-examines criminology in a global context. Wide-ranging and up-to-date, it covers the topics of colonialism and post-colonialism, genocide, state control, the impact of September 11th and the post-9/11 world.
Exploring the relationship between a modern discipline and modernity, it reworks the history and composition of criminology in light of September 11th and the prevalence of genocide in modernity. Analizing statistics, anthropology and the everyday assumptions of criminology's history, this text addresses the political and scholarly grip on the territorial state and the absence of a global criminology.
Rejecting the prevalent belief that September 11th and the responses it evoked were exceptions that either destroyed or revealed the absence of global legal order, the author argues that, in fact, they confirm the nature of the world order of modernity.
A compelling and topical volume, this is a must read for anyone interested or studying in the areas of criminology and criminal justice.
Introduction. September 11, Sovereignty and the Invasion of 'Civilized Space'. Relating Visions: Patterns of Integration and Absences. Criminal Statistics, Sovereignty and the Control of Death: Representations from Quetelet to Auschwitz. The Lombrosian Moment: Bridging the Visible and the Invisible or Restricting the Gaze in the Name of Progress? Civilizing the Congo, Whose Story, Whose Truth: Wherewith Criminology?. 'A living Lesson in the Museum of Order': The Case of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Brussels. Contingencies of Encounter, Crime and Punishment: On the Purposeful Avoidance of 'Global Criminology'. A Reflected Gaze of Humanity: Reflections on Vision, Memory and Genocide. Teaching the Significance of Genocide and Our Indifference: The Liberation War Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Enlightenment, Wedding Guests and Terror: the Exceptional and the Normal Revisited