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Criminology Seminar Series - 'A "Civil" Police? Empire, Race and Militarised Policing in Britain and the US' with Julian Go

Venue: Online

‘A “Civil” Police? Empire, Race and Militarised Policing in Britain and the US’

Speaker: Prof Julian Go (University of Chicago)

Abstract: While we now know that the police in Britain and the US have become “militarized,” we know less about the history and logics of police militarization. This talk offers an historical sociology of militarized policing. It explores the deep historical roots of militarized policing and reveals how police militarization, from the very birth of the so-called “civil” police, has been inextricably tethered to empire, colonial counter-insurgency, and colonial racism.

About the Criminology Seminar Series
In line with the School of Law, Birkbeck's research and teaching ethos, the Criminology Seminar Series aims to provide a platform for critical and interdisciplinary research, showcasing prominent and path-breaking research on crime, criminal justice and related themes by scholars from within and beyond Birkbeck. The series is convened by Dr Sappho Xenakis.

Attendance to the events is free but registration is required. Talks from the 2021/22 series will be available for download via the website. Find out more about the series here. The hashtag for the event is #BBKCrimSeries.

This event is open to the public and free to attend however booking is required via this page. The event will be hosted on Collaborate, a free to access website. You will be sent a link to access the event upon registration.

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