Criminological Horizons lecture announced: ‘Bordered Penality: Abnormal Justice and Precarious Membership’

Photo_barbed wire_by Paolo Cuttitta Monash Criminology will host the 2013 Criminological Horizons Public Lecture to be presented by Professor Franko Katja Aas (University of Oslo) on ‘Bordered penality: abnormal justice and precarious membership’.

While Australia and Norway may seem geographically very far apart, Professor Aas believes there is rich potential for lesson-drawing between the two countries in terms of how the nature of citizenship, social inclusion, policing and welfare is shaped in local contexts.

Professor Aas currently heads an ERC Starting Grant project ‘Crime Control in the Borderlands of Europe’. Her Criminological Horizons lecture will draw on the findings from the project and explore the changing ways in which Western criminal justice systems imagine and do justice in a global age.

“I am very much looking forward to my visit, not only because this is my first trip to Australia, but first and foremost because there is such a lively academic community at Monash working on these topics.”  

The lecture is open to the public and will be held on Monday, 8th of April, 2013 at the Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne from 6-7pm.

It will be followed by a book launch for “Racialized Correctional Governance: The Mutual Constructions of Race and Criminal Justice”, by Claire Spivakovsky, lecturer in Criminology at Monash University, Australia.

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.

Please RSVP by the Wednesday, 3rd of April to