Southern and Postcolonial Perspectives on Policing, Security, and Social Order

Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti (Editor), Peter Squires (Editor), Zoha Waseem (Editor)

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Postcolonial legacies continue to impact upon the Global South and this edited collection examines their influence on systems of policing, security management and social ordering. Expanding the Southern Criminology agenda, the book critically examines social harms, violence and war crimes, human rights abuses, environmental degradation and the criminalization of protest.

The book asks how current states of policing came about, their consequences and whose interests they continue to serve through vivid international case studies, including prison struggles in Latin America and the misuse of military force. Challenging current criminological thinking on the Global South, the book considers how police and state overreach can undermine security and perpetuate racism and social conflict.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBristol Policy Press
Number of pages378
ISBN (Print)9781529223668
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2023
EventSouthern Perspectives on Policing, Security and Social Order - University of Brighton, School of Applied Social Science, Brighton
Duration: 27 Jun 201927 Jun 2019


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