Spring 2013

Power, Conflict and Criminalisation

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-340

Moodle site: Course


Phil Scraton (Section 01)


[CP] [SC - starting with the Class of 2015]  Using comparative case material drawn from Britain, Ireland and Europe this course considers the structural determining contexts of class, "race," gender, sexuality, and age focusing particularly on the relationship between power (formal and informal) and the regulation of "deviance," "crime," and "conflict." Through engaging critical primary research, the course will examine the experiential realities of individuals and communities within their historical, structural and reproductive contexts, with particular attention to the role of state intervention. Key topics include: institutionalized racism and sectarianism; gender, sexuality and violence; prisons and incarceration; marginalization and exclusion of children and young people; the "war on terror" and criminalized communities; justice transition in the North of Ireland and the legacy of conflict.

Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester.  Karl Loewenstein Fellow Scraton


2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013