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Crime, criminality, and North - to - South criminological complexities: theoretical implications for policing ‘Hotspot’ communities in ‘Underdeveloped’ countries

Watson, Danielle and Kerrigan, Dylan (2018) Crime, criminality, and North - to - South criminological complexities: theoretical implications for policing ‘Hotspot’ communities in ‘Underdeveloped’ countries. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9783319650203

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Abstract

This chapter explores the dangers of designing policies using force-to-fit Northern theories falling short in their considerations of social and cultural diversities, context, and social actors. It does this by highlighting the importance of considering the social and cultural ideologies of ‘othered’ groups on the ‘margins’ as relevant to criminological discussions and presenting the general complexities of North-to-South policing policy transfer. Marginalized communities in underdeveloped societies with diasporic histories and culturally unique positions on crime and criminality are presented as a context for understanding the complexity of policing policies which are informed by Northern ideological positioning. This chapter is applicable both to the Southern criminology project and to epistemic decolonialization more generally as it adds to the discourse on expanding transnational policing agendas.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Danielle Watson
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 10:52
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 10:52
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10492
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