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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institut für Europäische Ethnologie | Termine | Genealogical Perspectives on Criminalisation and Figures of Crime | Working Session II

Genealogical Perspectives on Criminalisation and Figures of Crime | Working Session II

In three online seminars, the project "CrimScapes – Navigating Citizenship through European Landscapes of Criminalisation" invites attendees to explore the increasingly documented trend towards criminalisation in Western democracies. Understood broadly as the application of criminal law, crime control measures and imaginaries of (il)legality in the management of discourses, practices and populations, the increasing reliance on criminalisation is interconnected with the production and restructuring of moral orders and perceptions of threat and vulnerability. This trend is characterised by fortified framings of particular groups, practices and social conditions as threat necessitating action, especially legal regulation. In three sessions, we explore the political and legal genealogies of what is marked and governed as crime and criminal, and the production of condensed figures of threat. It grasps social categories of crimes and criminality as produced and negotiated through laws, policies, administrative categories, political debates, imaginaries and practices. We ask: Through which historical trajectories does criminalisation emerge as an instrument to govern groups and practices seen as a threat for moral and social orders? How do legal and crime control policies, and political debates, imaginaries and practices, frame criminalised spaces and re-shape particular figures of crime?
  • Genealogical Perspectives on Criminalisation and Figures of Crime | Working Session II
  • 2021-06-14T10:00:00+02:00
  • 2021-06-14T13:00:00+02:00
  • In three online seminars, the project "CrimScapes – Navigating Citizenship through European Landscapes of Criminalisation" invites attendees to explore the increasingly documented trend towards criminalisation in Western democracies. Understood broadly as the application of criminal law, crime control measures and imaginaries of (il)legality in the management of discourses, practices and populations, the increasing reliance on criminalisation is interconnected with the production and restructuring of moral orders and perceptions of threat and vulnerability. This trend is characterised by fortified framings of particular groups, practices and social conditions as threat necessitating action, especially legal regulation. In three sessions, we explore the political and legal genealogies of what is marked and governed as crime and criminal, and the production of condensed figures of threat. It grasps social categories of crimes and criminality as produced and negotiated through laws, policies, administrative categories, political debates, imaginaries and practices. We ask: Through which historical trajectories does criminalisation emerge as an instrument to govern groups and practices seen as a threat for moral and social orders? How do legal and crime control policies, and political debates, imaginaries and practices, frame criminalised spaces and re-shape particular figures of crime?
Wann 14.06.2021 von 10:00 bis 13:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200) iCal
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Other dates: May 27th/ June 11th/ June 14th

Enroll: To attend the first session (open to the public) and/or to express your interest in the working sessions, please follow this link: https://eveeno.com/crimscapes

Please note that the second and third sessions are working sessions entailing exchanges within small working groups and thus with a limit number of participants.
The event(s) will be hosted via zoom. All information will be communicated via email prior to the event(s). For any further questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Jérémy Geereart via jeremy.geeraert@hu-berlin.de.

The CrimScapes research project (2020-2023) explores the growing mobilisation of criminal law, crime control measures and imaginaries of (il)legality as both responses to, and producers of, the politics of threat and uncertainty that are currently expanding across the European region. It works to analytically grasp the motivations behind, and challenges and implications of, criminalisation for the variety of actors and practices that (re-)shape entangled landscapes of criminalisation around abortion, drug use, hate speech, infectious diseases, sea rescue, sex work and women's prisons.

CrimScapes is a joint project realised by 11 researchers of four universities, namely Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Université Paris Saclay and University of Helsinki. The project is funded by NORFACE.

 

THEMATIC SEMINARS (ONLINE)

10 AM | PRESENTATION BY DR. MATHILDE DARLEY: “JUDGING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN FRANCE AND GERMANY: THE CRIMINAL PRODUCTION OF THE VICTIM OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION”

Abstract: Various works have already addressed the policies for controlling trafficking in human beings and assisting its victims based on an analysis of their implementation by the police and associations. However, trials for trafficking for sexual exploitation, the ultimate authority for qualifying the facts, has remained relatively underexplored, despite its central character in the production of a "legal truth" and the identification of victims and perpetrators. Based on an ethnography conducted in French and German courts, the aim here is to examine the criminal production of the figure of the victim of sexual exploitation within two different legislative models regarding the regulation of prostitution and pimping. Beyond the contrasts, I will develop the idea that the figure of the victim of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, because of the sexualised and racialised projections to which she is subjected, tells above all the story of a certain idea of women and their relationship to the nation.


Bio: Mathilde Darley is a researcher in political sciences at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris and vice-director of the Center for Sociological Research on Law and Criminal Justice Institutions (Cesdip) in Guyancourt. She has been working on different research areas including Germany, France, Austria and the Czech Republic. Her research interests are migration control and detention centers for irregular migrants, the role of race and gender in policing strategies, the regulation of prostitution as well as the implementation of policies dedicated to the fight against trafficking for sexual exploitation.

11 AM | DISCUSSION


12 PM | LAUNCH OF CRIMSCAPES’ TIMELINES OF CRIMINALISATION (CRIMLINES)

 

 

 

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