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In the Journals – Conflict and Captivity

allisontedesco , August 10th, 2020

POW release to UN authorities was the first step in repatriation. Here, communists turn over UN troops at the POW receiving center at Panmunjon, on the border of…


The Double Life of Coca

Gideon Lasco , January 30th, 2020

In Andean countries such as Peru and Bolivia, locals and tourists drink mate de coca, a tea made from coca leaves, to stave off altitude sickness. Calsidyrose/Flickr In…


Robert Samet on his book, Deadline

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https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/D/bo38871952.html Interview by Alejandro Velasco Alejandro Velasco: Venezuela is in the news these days, but that wasn’t always the case. For dec…

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The making of a market: politicising gangs in Sierra Leone, by Kars de Bruijne

Mats Utas , July 31st, 2019

The back of a clique member By January 2019, politicians were recruiting gang members once again, nearly a year after the Sierra Leone elections. They were asked to…

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Are Sierra Leone’s gangs a new phenomenon? by Kars de Bruijne

Mats Utas , July 13th, 2019

MOB – Members of Blood together with 103 a constituency number is an indication of the politics and gangs nexus – photo by the author One Friday afternoon,…

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Sierra Leone’s laws to protect women have unintended consequences, by Luisa Schneider

Mats Utas , February 28th, 2019

Age-of-consent law is complex. If it is set too high, there’s a risk that it will undercut young people’s agency. If it is set too low, it does…

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Re-framing Crime, Violence, and Poverty: new cinematic narratives of Black criminality in Imperial Dreams

ngraulich , October 12th, 2018

Introduction: reframings Redmond (2017) has noted that, in order to garner support for the punitive policies of the War on Drugs, Americans were presented with stories that framed…


Can Child Sex Offenders Be Rehabilitated?

John Borneman , June 29th, 2018

Dexter, the protagonist of a TV series by the same name, commits horrific acts of murder—but he does not sexually abuse children, which seems to make him less…


Sexual Violence in the Clinics and the Courts

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018

Medico-legal systems must change how they respond to victims. Many survivors of sexual assault neither seek out health care nor report to law enforcement, yet these two institutional…

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#Review: The Truth About Crime

Karen Faulk , March 27th, 2018

What is ‘crime’? A social pathology? A violation of social order? The object or raison d’être of law enforcement? How can we best conceive of crime, criminality, and…


Book Review: Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime by Federico Varese

Rose Deller , November 23rd, 2017

In Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime, Federico Varese journeys into the everyday lives of members of different mafia groups across the globe,…

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When Ex-convicts Become Criminologists

Lucas Laursen , November 22nd, 2017

Education can offer prisoners an avenue by which to both voice their critiques of the system and to help transform it. Wenting Li/SAPIENS One fresh, sunny morning this…


which movie?

zephyrin_xirdal , October 21st, 2017

zeph’s pop culture quiz #60 A man is sitting in the cinema. Which movie is he watching? Mind, I am not asking from which film the screenshot is…

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Capturing the Art of Imprisonment

Stephen E. Nash , June 6th, 2017

Over the span of about four decades, the late Russian artist Vasily Konovalenko (1929–1989) produced more than 70 wonderful gem-carving sculptures that depict themes and scenes of Russian…


Capturing the Art of Imprisonment

Stephen E. Nash , June 6th, 2017

Over the span of about four decades, the late Russian artist Vasily Konovalenko (1929–1989) produced more than 70 wonderful gem-carving sculptures that depict themes and scenes of Russian…


How Rumors Tap and Fuel Anxieties in the Internet Age

Chip Colwell , January 4th, 2017

I sometimes like to joke that anthropologists looking for the strangest and most exotic society on earth should do fieldwork in the United States. As if to prove…


Utopias of Crime: Review of the Maurice Halbwachs Summer Institute 2016

Catherine Whittaker , September 30th, 2016

“They say everyone’s born a hero. But if you let it, life will push you over the line until you’re the villain. Problem is, you don’t always know…


In the Journals – March 2016

Sean Miller , March 31st, 2016

Welcome back to In the Journals, our monthly recap of recent publications regarding security, law, crime, and governance. The upcoming April edition of Security Dialogue features a fantastic…


In the Journals – December 2015

Sean Miller , January 6th, 2016

As both the holidays, and the year, draw to a close, we here at In the Journals wish all our readers the best in their endeavors in the…


“Rogue, Rogue, Rogue…” – Marketscapes, Criminality and Society in Liberia’s Postwar Borderlands, by Richard Akum

Mats Utas , November 9th, 2015

“Rogue, rogue, rogue!!” In many communities in Liberia where the state faces security service provision challenges, this chorus whips up the pent-up wrath of violent mobs. The “rogue,…

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In the Journals – August 2015

David Thompson , August 19th, 2015

Welcome back to In the Journals, a round-up of recent journal publications on security, crime, law enforcement and the state. After a brief hiatus over the summer, we’re…


Unravelling Goliath

mstalcup , June 15th, 2015

The editors of Anthropoliteia welcome Christopher Gaffney with a commentary on the current crisis at FIFA and its implications “Unfair Players” Photo by Christopher Gaffney CC BY-NC-PSA 4….


White Collar Crime in Trinidad

jenmsimpson , May 22nd, 2015

In Trinidad and Tobago corruption has many faces. From the everyday ‘bobol’ of getting into a carnival band or making bureaucracy more efficient to more corporate forms like…


Social Control in the Streets and the Suburbs: Understanding the “Code of the Suburb”

jdawncarlson , April 27th, 2015

By Scott Jacques Code of the Suburb, which I co-authored with Richard Wright, is based on interviews with 30 adolescents who grew up and sold drugs in middle-class…