I am planning to use this section to make publicly available learning and teaching resources so that those interested can freely access them.
In 2014 I produced a series of online lectures for a final year undergraduate module I delivered on “Critical Criminology”. These lectures were intended to be introductory and to supplement the lectures I delivered in person.
- What is critical criminology?(approx 20 minutes)
- Marx, Marxism & Criminology (approx 30 minutes)
- Conflict Theories of Crime (approx 14 minutes)
- The National Deviancy Conference and the emergence of British Critical Criminology (approx 30 minutes)
- Left Realism (approx 30 minutes)
These sessions are intended to be an introduction to how the British state used crime, punishment and justice in its governance of its Empire. I have tried to use resources in the public domain but this is not always possible. The readings are from books you may be able to get through public libraries and some are relatively cheap to buy. However if anyone engaging with the course cannot access any resources please contact me.
- Introduction – Britain and her empire: A brief history
- Racially Aggravated Crime: The role of racism and ‘race’ in the British empire
- Not a crime? The Atlantic slave trade
- Robbery with violence – the mugging of India
- Genocide: The experience of Australia’s indigenous peoples
- (Dis)order & (In)justice I – Morant Bay, Jamaica 1865
- Order & (In)justice: The everyday violence of British India
- (Dis)order & (In)justice II: Torture, Concentration Camps and the Noose in Kenya 1952-1960
- Crime, punishment and justice in the British Empire: What is it relevance today?
Note (Oct. 2018) This course is currently in production and all of these sessions should be available before the end of the year.