Professor Katja Franko Aas from the University of Oslo delivered this year’s Criminological Horizons lecture on Monday April 8th

Professor Katja Franko Aas from the University of Oslo delivered this year’s Criminological Horizons lecture on Monday April 8th to an inter-disciplinary audience of academics, students and criminal justice practitioners. The annual lecture hosted by Monash Criminology showcases leading international thinkers whose work points the way to a more just and inclusive future. This year’s lecture entitled ‘Bordered Penality: Abnormal Justice and Precarious Membership’ discussed the emergence of a separate, highly exclusionary approach to criminal justice in Norway that is reserved for non-citizens. While these developments are not confined to Norway, they cast doubt on the non-punitive image that is widely attributed to Scandinavian countries, and present a general challenge for criminal justice in a rapidly globalizing world. This year’s lecture was hosted by Professor Jude McCulloch, Head of the School of Political and Social Inquiry, and the proceedings were opened by Professor Zlatko Skrbis, PVC Research and Research Training (pictured here with Professors Aas and McCulloch).