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Institute of Criminology

Forensic Psychology and Empire

Forensic Psychology and…Empire

Speaker: Erik Linstrum, University of Virginia

Discussant: Tarek Younis, Middlesex University

How did psychologists take part in enabling (and resisting) the oppression of colonised peoples? How did their activities contribute to imperial methods of crime control and punishment? And what part does psychology play in the racialised practices of criminal justice? Erik Linstrum, Professor of History and author of Ruling Minds: Psychology in the British Empire discusses the activities of psychologists in Britain’s colonies, and their relationship to crime control and punishment. Tarek Younis, Lecturer in Psychology and cultural/critical clinical psychologist, offers a response.  

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Tuesday, 20 July, 2021 - 18:30