Criminology: Re-Imagining Security and Risk

In: Bourbeau, P. Ed. Security: Dialogue across Disciplines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 177-195.

24 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2016

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Jan Froestad

Bergen University College

Clifford Shearing

Griffith Institute of Criminology; University of Cape Town; University of Montreal, School of Criminology; University of New South Wales

Melani Van der Merwe

University of Cape Town (UCT)

Date Written: April 1, 2015

Abstract

In this chapter we explore the history of “crime” and “security” and how it is that “security” has begun to move closer to the centre of the criminological stage. Central to these developments, we will argue, has been criminology’s “utilitarian” character, which Foucault so caustically depreciates, and the way in which its “use-inspired” (Stokes, 1997) nature, to use a less acerbic term, has coupled developments within criminology to the shifting priorities of practical politics. In developing our arguments, our focus will be on criminology within English-speaking contexts as it is here that contemporary criminology has been primarily shaped.

Keywords: security; criminology

Suggested Citation

Froestad, Jan and Shearing, Clifford D and Van der Merwe, Melani, Criminology: Re-Imagining Security and Risk (April 1, 2015). In: Bourbeau, P. Ed. Security: Dialogue across Disciplines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 177-195., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2757633 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2757633

Jan Froestad

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Clifford D Shearing (Contact Author)

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University of Montreal, School of Criminology ( email )

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University of New South Wales ( email )

Sydney
Australia

Melani Van der Merwe

University of Cape Town (UCT) ( email )

Private Bag X3
Rondebosch, Western Cape 7701
South Africa

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