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Southern criminology, zonal banning and the language of urban crime prevention

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posted on 2018-01-17, 00:00 authored by Ian WarrenIan Warren, Darren Palmer
This chapter examines ‘property’ as a pivotal technology of governance, by analyzing the reemergence of zonal banning as part of an assemblage of exclusionary urban and rural crime control techniques in the English-speaking North and South. Rather than focusing on the concept of zonal banning per se, we suggest Southern criminology is better positioned to interrogate how legal terms produce certain governance assemblages that enable zonal banning to garner social and political legitimacy. We critically examine the term ‘property’ as a necessary precursor to understanding the legal power to ban individuals from designated urban zones, using select examples from the USA, the UK, Australia and Canada. We conclude by reinforcing the importance of Southern epistemology to the comparative examination of language, law and governance.

History

Title of book

The Palgrave handbook of criminology and the global south

Volume

1

Chapter number

10

Pagination

183 - 201

Publisher

Palgrave MacMillan

Place of publication

Cham, Switzerland

ISBN-13

978-3-319-65020-3

Edition

1

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2018, The Authors

Extent

50

Editor/Contributor(s)

K Carrington, R Hogg, J Scott, M Sozzo