Although state crime has been a topic criminological research since the 1960s, it has not yet arrived in mainstream criminology. After two study says at the FU in February 2015, Wolfgang Form, Dawn Rothe and Kirstin Drenkhahn are now organising an international seminar at the Philipps-Universität Marburg on "State crime: Crimes of the Powerful" (13-17 June 2016).
Although in some university programmes in “Criminology and Criminal Justice”, the criminology of state crime holds a prominent place, it has not yet arrived in mainstream criminology. Even though research has increased in recent years, this is particularly true in Continental Europe despite its rich and not so long ago history of war and totalitarian governments. In Continental Europe, research is mostly is restricted to state crime that comes before the International Criminal Court and other international tribunals while other phenomenons of state crime are left out. The seminar in Marburg is the next step in our endeavour to mainstream the whole range of state crime phenomena in criminology.
For whom? This English language seminar is for advanced (Masters) students and for PhD students.
Where and when? We'll start on 13 June 2016 (Monday morning) and conclude 17 June 2016 (Friday around noon). The course takes place at the Philipps-University in Marburg.
Costs? Participants are responsible for travel and accommodation themselves. However, we'll try to organise private accommodation for incoming students in order to keep down costs. Students will still to pay a fee of 50 Euros for an excursion and a barbecue.
What exactly? We'll have talks by researchers on current research and students will have the opportunity to present a paper (e.g. PhD project). There will be an excursion to Trutzhain. A detailed programme is currently developed.
Meeting for students/participants from berlin: Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 2 pm, room 3320 (office Kirstin Drenkhahn)
Students wishing to participate please contact:
Kirstin Drenkhahn, FUB (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Wolfgang Form, Uni Marburg (email@example.com)