Violence, Surveillance and Policing: Narratives of Exclusion and Inclusion across Time and Place
Professor Elena Van Der Spuy (Law Faculty and theCentre for Criminology, University of Cape town, South Africa)
Dr Julie Berg (Director, Institute of Criminology, University of Cape town, South Africa)
Jo Anne Dillabough (Education)
The prison gates of a High Security prison are not only borders and surveillance in a physical sense. These gates, and associated policing practices, also represent how the justice system sees itself protecting social order as it relates to the ‘other’, the criminal and those identified as dangerous to the well being and security of citizens. Elana Van Der Spuy and Julie Berg (Centre for Criminology, University of Cape town, South Africa) will discuss their research and legal experience of policing, state corruption, surveillance and vigilante violence in Cape town, South Africa. Jo-Anne Dillabough (Education) will draw upon this work to explore how these practices have impacted upon marginalized young people living in South African townships both during Apartheid and in the contemporary context. A short film on the link between violence and police surveillance will be shown to widen discussion.
Open to all. No registration required
Part of The Subversive Good Disrupting Power, Transcending Inequalities Research Group Seminar Series
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