I am looking forward to showcasing the fantastic contributors to our forthcoming co-edited book (with Dr Rita Shah), the Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies, at this year’s annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology. We have two great, back-to-back sessions planned:
Thursday, November 14th, 11:00am to 1:50pm, Foothill E, 2nd Level
Public Criminologies I: Challenges, Tensions, and Dilemmas and Public Criminologies II: Engagement, Ethics, and Critique
In light of renewed interest in and debates about evidence-based policy, research impact, and wider criminological engagement, it is timely to explore the benefits, practices, and risks of bringing criminological knowledge in dialogue with communities outside the academy. This panel is the first of two sessions that brings together contributors to the Routledge Handbook on Public Criminologies, which is in press. Attentive to the plurality of public criminologies, it captures a variety of activities, including media engagement, public outreach, policy advising, activism, expert testimony, civically-oriented education, and knowledge co-production. Specific topics covered in the first session include the emergence of different public criminologies, dangers of wider outreach, feminist praxis and agendas for the contemporary moment, institutional and structural barriers to mobilizing knowledge, and serendipitous opportunities for public criminology. The second session covers issues related to access to justice, educational outreach, feminist criminological engagement, organizational activism, possibilities of transformative justice, and critiques of public criminology.
Presenters: Michelle Brown (University of Tennessee-Knoxville), Lynn Chancer (Hunter College, CUNY), Meda Chesney-Lind (ASC President, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa), Pete Kraska (Eastern Kentucky University), Anastasia Powell (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Jianhua Xu (University of Macau), Vincenzo Ruggiero (Middlesex University), Renee Shelby (Georgia Institute of Technology), Krystle Shore (University of Waterloo), Emily Troshynski (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)