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Policing the Possible: Governing Potential Criminality

Policing the Possible: Governing Potential Criminality

Friday 28 February 2014 | 14.00 – 18.00 | London School of Economics and Political Science.

This workshop examines the problem of crime in cities, focusing particularly on the role of public and private security forces in controlling potential criminality. The discussion will highlight the cultural and political processes of targeting and predicting the emergence of future crimes and criminals, and the various technologies used for prevention. How the lived experience of contemporary cities is shaped by these initiatives is a question that will be explored critically across a range of urban locations.

Featuring presentations by:
Pete Fussey (Sociology, University of Essex)
Rivke Jaffe (Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam)
Gareth Jones
(Geography and Environment, LSE)
Robert Samet (Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Jonny Steinberg (African Studies Centre, Oxford University)

The event is open to the public but will be kept deliberately small in order to encourage focused conversation. Pre-registration is required. To guarantee your place, please click here

The Urban Uncertainty workshop series is an integral part of LSE Cities’ collaborative investigation into emerging ways of envisioning and governing the future of cities. Each session focuses on a different dimension of urban uncertainty, from health and housing to crime and climate, and brings together scholars from a handful of disciplines whose work converges on common themes.

This workshop will take place in the Research Centre Meeting Suite on the 9th Floor of LSE Tower 2, Clements Inn at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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