State Crime and Colonialism

Dr Nesam McMillan1, A/Prof. Jennifer Balint1, Dr  Michael Grewcock2
1Criminology, University of Melbourne , Melbourne, Australia, 2Faculty of Law, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

This roundtable explores the relationships between state crime and colonialism. This includes the historical experiences of European colonialism and empire; settler colonialism and its ongoing impacts on Indigenous peoples; and the continuities of colonial violence. It follows the publication of a Special Issue on this topic in State Crime journal (November 2018), and will involve both authors involved in this as well as those engaged in work in this area.


Biography:

Jennifer Balint is Associate Professor in Socio-Legal Studies in the Discipline of Criminology, School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Her work considers the constitutive role of law, with a focus on state crime and means of accountability. She is a co-researcher on the Minutes of Evidence Project, has been a visiting fellow at the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary University of London and is a co-founder of the Global Network on Justice. Conflict. Responsibility, a public platform for collaborative engagement between academics, practitioners and community in contemporary justice issues in Australia and the world.

Nesam McMillan is a Lecturer in Global Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on the broader ethical significance of mass harm. In particular, it charts and interrogates how and with what effects events of mass harm are culturally understood and practically addressed (through social, legal and political means) on the global stage. Nesam is also a co-founder of the Global Network on Justice. Conflict. Responsibility, a public platform for collaborative engagement between academics, practitioners and community in contemporary justice issues in Australia and the world.

Michael Grewcock is a lecturer in criminology and criminal law at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. Prior to obtaining a PhD at UNSW Mike worked as a solicitor in London for 13 years. His most recent book is Border Crimes: Australia’s War on Illicit Migrants.

 

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