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State Crime Journal Special Issue on State Crime and Colonialism

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State Crime Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Autumn 2018)

Introduction: Mapping the Contours of State Crime and Colonialism 

by Michael Grewcock (University of New South Wales Sydney)

In his book, Counter Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason, Biko Agozino argued that “criminology is a social science that served colonialism more directly than many other social sciences” and that it “emerged as a discipline for disciplining and controlling the Other at a time when colonial administrations were imprisoning most regions of the world” (Agozino 2003: 1, 6). Accordingly, he made the case for the “development of a decolonisation model of deviance and social control”, “one immediate consequence” of which would be…(read more)

State Crime Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Autumn 2018)