Introducing the „Spotlight on Criminology“ Series
Criminologia is proud to announce a series of short films, each featuring one university from the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology. This Programme provides a common instructional framework in Criminal Justice and Criminology among several European universities and has steadily developed into the premier scholarly forum for the study of critical criminology. Universities participating in the Common Study Programme host semi-annual conferences, termed ‘Common Sessions’, on a revolving schedule. These events provide participants – staff and students alike – with the opportunity to exchange ideas and deliver papers on topics which fall under the umbrella term “Critical Criminology”. It was during the Common Session in Porto (Spring 2012) that the interviews forming this series were conducted.
The aim of this series of short videos is to put the spotlight on the universities who belong to the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology. As well as focussing on the specific research interests of each university, the interviews featured in these films also look more generally at the interviewees’ perspectives on both the importance and the future of criminology. This will hopefully give (potential) students an insight not only into Critical Criminology but also into the profiles of the universities at which they can study it.
Initially, this series will feature interviews with:
- Damián Zaitch (Utrecht University)
- Phil Carney & Keith Hayward (University of Kent)
- Rene van Swaaningen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- David Brotherton (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York)
- Rita Faria (University of Porto)
You will find the first instalment of this series below, focussing on Utrecht University.
We are hoping to be able to provide interviews with other members of the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology later in the year.
We hope you find the series both interesting and informative!
Georgie Pierenkemper & Rebecca Houghton